What a title, huh?
As some of you know, three weeks ago I took a nasty spill in a Body Step class and really jacked up my
pride ankle. When it happened, I thought a sprain was no big deal and that I’d be back to normal business in a few days.
Um, that didn’t happen.
For some reason I felt phony writing about a sprained ankle injury because I know so many of you athletes out there are dealing with much more serious situations, but I reminded myself that this blog is about my experiences – not someone else’s (and I don’t mean to sound snarky saying that)
In case you didn’t know, dealing with an ankle sprain is no joke. For the first week following my drama-queen fall, I didn’t work out at all. The thought didn’t depress me then, mainly because I could barely walk.
The following week, I added Body Pump back into my routine, but I was shaky when it came to lunges. At this point, the mild frustration started to set in – as did the irrational thoughts.
This past Thursday, I had reached a boiling point. I felt myself getting flabby (most likely an irrational belief) and I felt myself slipping into the all-consuming feeling of self-consciousness – a slip I hadn’t made in quite some time.
So, I decided to say fuck it to my ankle and I went back to Body Step.
My instructor said that she was surprised to see me back, and I had to agree with her. I was so nervous. As class went on, I couldn’t help but hear the wet cracking sound that my ankle made when I fell, and in turn, I did the grandma version of each modified version.
It was bad.
I’m sure I only broke a sweat because I was thinking so hard.
And, to my utter disappointment, my ankle was not having it.
I’m mad at myself for going to class and irritating my ankle, I’m becoming impatient to the fact that my ankle hasn’t healed yet, and I’m frustrated that my physical activity has essentially been cut in half.
I’m trying to maintain a positive attitude and not slip into fat-freak-out-mode, which is hard. But, it’s Monday – a Body Pump day – so for now, I’ll be happy with that
Let’s chat – Have you ever dealt with an injury – big or small – that impeded on your fitness routine?