100 Jumping Jacks! WooHoo!!!
Friday, December 06, 2013
Earlier this summer, I sprained my ankle while out mushroom hunting in the woods. I was going down hill, it was damp from a spring rain (perfect mushroom weather), I stepped on a small branch which was angled down hill. I slid on it - caught myself - yelled in pain from the twist and loud noise that came from my ankle. I proceeded to continue my hunt while limping and going up and down hills. I ended up with a swollen ankle and lots of pain for quite a few weeks. Couldn't walk - like power walking for quite some time, couldn't do any type of light running spurts, couldn't do any of my Jillian dvds due to all the plyometrics
involved. I kept up with the free weights. I was finally able to start walking more at the end of the summer but was very nervous about doing anything high impact on my ankle. This past week I started slowing jogging in place and then around the house and then 25 jumping jacks at a time. I did 100! I am feeling so much better now that I'm able to start getting back in to plyo exercises.