Monday, August 1, 2011

Anxious Monday

Our local YMCA
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.
The recipe:
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!!

My pickled green beans!!
What is your favorite recipe or item your grandparents make?
Anyone ever get anxiety from an injury and being out?
Thoughts about swimming...yay or nay??


  1. Sounds like an amazing workout! I totally miss the YMCA...that is where my family membership is to back home but we do not have one close to where I live now. I totally understand your anxiety...I felt like that constantly when I was injured but after a while I calmed down and was able to get pretty creative with my workouts :) I hope the same happens for you...well and of course I just hope you heal quickly!

    LOVE fresh green beans!!! my grandmother makes the BEST green beans! haha!

  2. Swimming = nay.. mostly because it reminds me of when I am injured! I wasn't very good at it and the people in the pool were kind of rude to me, so i'm not a big fan. i can totally relate to how you get more anxious when you have an injury. It feels like it's going to be forever that you're sidelined, but the day will come when you'll be able to get back out there! Keep icing!! I'm praying for you, I know how hard it is to be injured!

  3. I have a really ugly old speedo bathing suit, I really need to update it!

    Swimming is a great low-impact way to burn calories and sweat a lot...great idea.