Monday, November 17, 2014

Injury Time Out

Whelp, as you may have seen if you follow me on Instagram, I got some bad news this weekend.


I haven't mentioned it a ton, but ever since I ran the Chardonnay 10-miler in April, my achilles have been hurting and the place where the tendon meets my heels has been swollen. I mean really swollen. The bf sweetly calls it my "gross foot tumors.

For a long time it only bothered me when I ran, so I cut back on running. But then I started to have pain after other activities. And taking a whole 3-weeks off from high impact activities during my work trip didn't help at all.

So I finally went to the doctor on Friday and found out I have achilles tendinitis and am not supposed to do ANYTHING for AT LEAST 6 weeks! Not even low-impact things like lower-body weight lifting or taking a 30-minute walk. Not sure cut out ALL activity, but I'm trying to follow instructions as much as possible. Although I did play an all-day volleyball tournament on Saturday. #dietstartsnextweek 


I'm pretty bummed since I've been trying really hard to be consistent with my workouts. I also realized just how much time I spend on fitness and that I don't really have much sociial interaction outside of volleyball here. Need to find some new non-physical hobbies ASAP. Wish me luck!

Q: What's your favorite non-physical social activity? How do you keep from going crazy during injury recovery??

10 comments:

  1. SIX WEEKS??? ahhh stressful! can you do yoga?

    At least now you have plenty of time to drink wine and try some new recipes? that's what I would do with extra time!

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    1. Haha yes we totally think alike! I'm a little worried about having so much extra time to eat and not work out. I can do yoga so I plan to do a lot lol.

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  2. find a knitting group. :) i know it sucks, but you don't want to be out longer with a WORSE injury. love you. <3

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    1. Haha I haven't knit in forever good idea. Thanks hun! <3

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  3. Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that :( but recovering and preventing further I jury's important. Maybe a book club?

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    1. Oh yes book club sounds great! Maybe I can start one thanks for the suggestion :)

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  4. I somehow missed this on Instagram. I was reading your #wowlinkup post and realized you're injured. Ugh. So sorry. I know how frustrating it can be. But it sounds like you have a good plan with upper body! I think that's a good way to look at injury - a chance to work on something you've been putting off.

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    1. Thanks Michele! Trying to keep it in perspective. I'm so impatient though lol :)

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  5. Aw I am so sorry to hear about your injury! It's tough, but you'll make it! The good thing is you have your blog so you have a place to either vent and/or receive tons of support! Make sure you continue to eat well, and I'm sure you'll bounce back soon!

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    1. Thanks Janelle! Yea love all the support from the blogosphere! :)

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