I wish I could greet Monday like I do Friday, Saturday or Sunday 🙂 Don’t get me wrong, I don’t always dread Monday’s but I knew last night after my soccer game that I wouldn’t enjoy getting up this morning. It could be the fact that I’m sore or that I put back out again (minor but uncomfortable) or I’m tired and just want to sleep.
I’ve taken a step back in running because of my ankle…yes, I’m still having issues with it. After seeing my physiotherapist last week, we discovered my posterior tibial tendon isn’t happy (to summarize). It’s been giving me pain after I run longer distances, walking up and down stairs and pivoting. It’s amazing how many times in a day you actually pivot on your feet.
Having said that, I can still play soccer with my brace as it supports my ankle and the quick cutting motion doesn’t bother me = no pain post soccer. It’s been suggested I get some inserts for my running sneaks and lay a little low on the running; 1-2 days a week instead of 3-4. I also have new exercises to strengthen that part of my ankle. But really folks, really….I just want to be healthy and strong again with no pain. I’m confident I’ll get there eventually.
Last night’s soccer game was an interesting (seven aside women’s league). We thought we had 7 players but ended up playing with only 6 against a team that had 9 players. We figured it would be a game of survival but we managed to get a few great opportunities to score. We ended up winning the game 3-1 🙂
Last week’s workouts:
- Sunday: Snowshoe after our dump of snow & 5k on the Treadmill.
- Monday: Shoveling driveway after another 8cm fell – yes I’m counting this.
- Tuesday: Nothing
- Wednesday: Ran 6k on the Treadmill
- Thursday: Physio appointment. Took it easy that night.
- Friday: Nothing.
- Saturday: Nothing.
On a positive note…..my order of Nuun arrived 🙂
One of my goals for this year is to declutter and really clean up our house. Last week I managed to get four bags of “stuff” out of our house and donated and 2 bags of random paper into recycling. BIG WIN!
Best moment of the weekend: watching my girls at Gymnastics. Our youngest is extremely close to doing handstands by herself and our oldest does the best bridges ever! Taking them to gymnastics makes getting up early SO worth it.
Though it wasn’t an amazing week of workouts, I don’t regret taking four days to not workout. Life is busy sometimes and I’m not going to feel guilty for taking time to rest.
How was your weekend?
What’s the longest period of time you’ve been in physio?
What do you love to see your kids do?