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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.

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    great job!
    1533 days ago

    1533 days ago
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    That is amazing! Seems like you have fully recovered! Its so scary getting a freak injury like that!

    1536 days ago
    1536 days ago
    The way you sprained your foot is how I broke my leg. Was walking the cow trails behind my house, up the hill, and damp grass was folded over on a rock, I stepped on it and slipped, got stress fractures of the fibula. DH had to come carry me home. Lucky I had my son with me to run tell him to come get me. I crawled on hands and knees partway down the mountain, too hard on the bare knees.

    I can't do jumping jacks and I'm pretty glad that you can do them. YAY for YOU!
    I try, but I'm too stiff and have a bad foot and shoulder. It's just not my exercise.
    1537 days ago
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