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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thanks to everyone who responded to my last post, affirming that my Spark friends really are always here for me!
I didn't disappear again, I am truly just too busy...albeit a great deal of that activity is inside my head...to keep up with these posts on a daily basis right now. I have a ton of family matters which are consuming my thoughts and my time, but I really have been trying to get myself firmly on track again. Or even semi-firmly on track. The main thing is, I haven't given up, although my nutrition certainly has suffered.
On top of that, the weather has been so gloomy, cold, and/or rainy that I went crazy when we finally got a nice day on Monday (I think) and, after completing a ten minute "All About Arms" workout, I decided to take in some air and go for a little hike. About two miles into the hike I twisted my ankle and fell; and, of course, had to walk/hike two miles with an intensely painful left ankle, not to mention a painfully bruised right calf (from the landing) before I was able to sit down and finally remove my shoe...carefully (hurt!).

Now, I'm 57 years old, so I'm sure a lot of you understand how much longer everything takes to heal at this age, and just when I was really starting to "feel it" again, too. That was actually my first concern as I tried to walk once I had pulled myself up from the ground - all I could think was that my cardio workouts were surely going to suffer NOW! I wish I could say that they haven't, but I haven't been able to find my groove with those chair exercises or anything else that is twisted-ankle-friendly. I know there are plenty of them out there, I just can't seem to find my place there...sitting in a chair to exercise. I surely hope this heals faster than all those other ailments. HA! Those other ailments have never healed, I guess...so I REALLY hope this ankle does better than those!!!

Anyway, I hate to complain but I have more problems right now than I know how to handle, so please forgive me when I'm not around as much as I should be; as I'd like to be. I'm just overwhelmed, and hanging on to any thread I can grasp for now. I need a life coach or something. Having no money can sure make it hard to take care of oneself at times. I just don't know where to turn anymore :( BUT, I won't stop trying!
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  • NHES220
    Sorry to hear about your fall, very frustrating to have an injury when you are trying hard to get in shape. I know as of right now my running is side-lined due to an injury. I twisted my ankle on the treadmill when I first started running and I rested it for a bit. When I started back I felt like I needed some support and I bought a pull on Ace bandage at CVS - any local drugstore would have it. It did not cost much and it gave my ankle and foot the extra support it needed for walking and running. Just a thought!

    1769 days ago
  • JLITT62
    Sorry you're going thru such tough times. I would have a hard time with cardio, too, but there's lots of ST you could do & that will help!
    1769 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    Rock on! Your path is yours and we are grateful to share as much as you like.
    1770 days ago
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