What a LONG weekend! We left with our camper on Friday afternoon and returned home stinky and ready for a shower by late afternoon yesterday. Friday night, we had around 150 people at our campsite, and two bands played. I had quite a bit of fun, even though I looked like an idiot dancing on one foot. Saturday we left for the river and floated down the river from 1 until 7. Yes, by 7 'o clock we were sunned out and drinked out. We ate some food and Criag and I were passed out cold with sunburns by 7:30. Craig and I both agreed, next year we will just stick to the camping, we are getting to old to keep up with these long floating trips.
I did my best this weekend to stay off my ankle, of course no working out was involved whatsoever. I still have not a clue what it is. I told Craig I made an appointment with a foot doctor, and he told me to wait it out for a week, stay off of it and if it is still bothering me go in and figure it out. The only reason why I am agreeing to this is due to the fact that I just received a bill in the mail for 400 bucks for my antibiotics because of the stomach issues I had from Costa Rica. The last thing I want to do is pay another HUGE bill for x rays if I don't have to. My Dad thinks I probably just strained or bruised something. The good things about my foot are this:
No Swelling of any sort
No bruising apparent
Only hurts when I put my heel to the ground
On the other hand....
Hurts every time I have to put my heel down
The hurt may be on my heel, on the outer of my heel or even on the inner side of my heel
I can't run and I really want to avoided the elliptical and bike (Craig is going to kill me if he finds out I am doing either one of these)
So I tossed and turned last night with so much anxiety over not being able to workout. A part of this is probably disordered thinking. I just kept thinking I ate so unhealthy this weekend, how am I ever going to work it off to maintain my weight. Well, I came the conclusion that I am going to break out of my comfort zone and try swimming. One thing about me is that I am HORRIBLE when change comes. I always think if I am not running/biking then I am not really working out. Today I joined our local YMCA. Today I bought some cheap goggles, through on my ugly Nike swimsuit and dove head first into lap swimming. Easier said then done! I made it through about 30 minutes of lap swimming taking 1 minute rest every so often. Man this was a workout! I made it to about 40 laps after the 30 minutes. I can say for sure that this was a great workout! After my workout I decided to join the Y to take more advantage of swimming. I think it will be good for me, having an injury is probably my body telling me I am to hard on my feet. (Um yeah Chels Insanity plus running..walking the dog, and running errands all day!)
After my pool workout, I did p90x shoulders and arms followed by ab ripper x. So for having a messed up foot, I got a great workout in :) My anxiety really lowered and I told myself that I would be okay. I know this is something I have to learn to deal with, my life can not revolve around weather or not I can workout. Sometimes I just have the thinking that if I don't workout, I should not be happy, I should be feeling guilty.
So I am going to continue to listen to Craig, stay off my feet when it comes to the bike and the elliptical until I feel no pain at all when I walk and continue to lift weights, ice my ankle and swim. For some reason, in the end Craig is always right...grrrr!
Yesterday, Craig and I stopped off at his Grandma's house and she gave us her famous pickled green bean recipe. Craig and I love these and eat them like candy! Since I had some free time on my hands today and we had lots of green beans from our garden, I gave it a shot.
2 1/4 cups vinegar
2 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup pickled salt (broil this in a huge pot)
This amount would fill about 2 medium sized jars
On the bottom of each jar put in about 3 heads fresh dill, 2 garlic cloves and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Then go ahead and fill the jars with green beans and pour vinegar/water over the beans and let them set for 1-2 days
You have got pickled green beans!!
Anyone ever get anxiety from an injury and being out?
Thoughts about swimming...yay or nay??
Thoughts about swimming...yay or nay??