Thursday, July 28, 2011

As much as I hate to admit it, last night the pain in my ankle just got worse. I was fine all day long and then at the end of the day, bam it hit. The pain seems to be on the lower outside of my heel. I did some research and it sounds like it might be peroneal tendonitis. All the symptoms seem to be there. If things continue to get worse, I will make an appointment to go in and get it checked out. For now I am doing exactly what I have heard to do with an injury. Ice, elevate, and stay off of it as much as possible. I still went to the gym today, I did 25 on the elliptical and 25 on the bike. I think I can still be able to cycle, but still want to limit the elliptical. I don't notice any pain at all when I am working on the machines. Just a little when I land on my heel when I walk. Luckily I can still lift my weights :) I know I could swim too, but the facility where we have our indoor pool is only open for lap swim certain times, which makes it more of a hassle. I know part of this reason might be because I need more support in my shoes.
After the gym, I was kept pretty busy. Craig brought home a HUGE sack of corn last night and explained the process I had to go through in order to freeze the corn for the winter-4 hours of this but I love my corn so it was worth it. Plus, how can you say no to free veggies!
1. I had to detassle all the corn, this was the worst and the messiest part
2. Stick corn in a huge pot and boil for 10 minutes
3. Right after boiling, put into ice water for another 10 minutes
4. Finally chuck corn off the cob with a knife and then place corn in freezer bags to freeze. I literally went through this process with 40 ears of corn! This took up most of my afternoon!
Tonight I am heading out to celebrate my engagement with a couple of my friends at our fav sushi place, I have been craving it all day long. Along with corn work today, I have also been busy preparing for our last summer event-FLOAT TRIP down the Nibrara River. Basically we drive 5 hours to a campsite with about 200 other people. Tomorrow night there will be a band playing and we set up our tents (this year we have a camper-ha!) and enjoy the band and socialize with drinks. Saturday we wake up pretty early, feel dozens of coolers full of beer and snacks and get on the tubs to float down the river all afternoon. By the time we return to the campgrounds, we eat and literally pass out from the sun and all the drinks. This is something that Craig has partaken in all through college, and the tradition continues on. I did tell Craig though, this will probably be my last summer going. I don't mean to be a party pooper, but I am 28 and drinking out in the sun all day takes a toll on your body. Plus next summer I will be getting reading for our wedding in August. I really tried to get out of it this year, but everyone is still going (all the wives) so I could not say no. It always feels good to see people that you have not seen in a while. Now just wish me luck on the trip with my poor ankle!
Do you and your friends or significant other still have college traditions?
Any good shoe recommendations for peroneal tendonitis?


  1. I don't know much about the tendonitis but I will definitely be thinking about you and hoping for the best with your ankle! sounds like you are doing all the right things and taking the right precautions!

  2. Sorry about your ankle. I would try ice (20 mins on at a time) multiple times a day, apply arnica cream, take some fish oil (or eat some fish - anti inflammatory properties), and lastly treat with an anti-inflammatory (aleeve, ibuprofen). Make sure you eat and drink plenty while taking an anti-inflammatory. :)

    Oh yeah, and REST. :)

    Good luck!

  3. Oh no, tendonitis stinks!! I've had it in my achilles tendon and around my first metatarsal. I got through it with a prescription anti-inflammatory cream and lots of ice. The anti-inflammatory cream helped a lot... they gave me a ton and i've been using it whenever a little thing pops up, and it goes away quickly!

  4. Ughh I hope the ankle feels better!! Hope you had a great weekend :)

  5. Gosh, injuries suck! I hope your ankle feels better soon. Sounds like you are doing the right thing to get over your injury. I do all the yoga i possibly can stand to stay sane while I try to rid myself of this calf-shin thing. Ugh!

    The corn looks delicious and so fresh!

  6. aw I hope your ankle starts to feel better! Injuries are so frustrating and suck!

  7. Oh man! I hate these injuries. Mutual frustration I am having right now too. I hope you have a super fast recovery! Defiantly swim; that always seems to help me.