So I've been out of touch since then. I was in a cast and on crutches for 4 weeks, and now I'm in a boot for 4 weeks. I should be out of the boot by the end of this month. I do take it off when I'm at home and walk around, okay limp around, to strengthen the ankle.
It's been really tough. I went through some depression at first because the rest of my summer was blown. I had to pull out of my first cycle race, Holstein 100 (but I was only doing the 67 miler), and my first triatholon, Iron Girl Lake Tahoe Triatholon. Then of course, all the other fun stuff I had planned, like more MTBing, kayaking, SUPing, etc., etc.
|Temari Ball - Dragon Fly - it's been 2 years since I've done a Temari ball|
But with the loss of my outside life, I've regained my inside life. I am quilting more, once again. I've also had to take a hard look at how much I've been doing, and being forced to slow down has really helped me to see that I need to be really picky about what I'm going to do in the future. It's hard because I truly love to be outside doing extremely active stuff. Sitting still is REALLY hard for me.
|Block #4 from my Atlantis quilt - "Sea Flower"|
But, I must say, I haven't let this "handicap" hold me back too much. Diane, my trainer, came up with a good saying for me, It's so true. I continued to workout with her as much as I could, modifying what needed to be modified in order for me to still get in a good workout. (She video'd me doing some of my workouts, click HERE to see). Now that I'm in the boot, I can do much more in her classes and I'm feeling good.
So, once again, my motivation is extremely low. However, I'm starting a new Balanced Body Challenge at Diane's studio, and I'm hoping with a new challenge, and the fact that I can do more with my exercising, although not as much as I'm used to, and if I keep a tight reign around my eating, that I should be able to drop this poundage once again. But the key is the my eating.
Here's to never giving up.