Sunday, February 17, 2013

Back on the horse

Last night was our first team bout. I had to watch from the crowd, and felt sad and sorry for myself some of the time. I did have fun cheering my team on to victory, however!

I went to my follow up appointment on Friday. The pain moved to the inside of my ankle, where the fracture was said to be. The doctor did more x-rays and said there was no breaks or fractures after all! He said the pain was because of ligaments and I need to keep my foot more still. He has me wearing a big aircast. I was surprised by how good it felt after wearing it for only two days!

I have done ok on my diet challenge and am currently in 11th place. I know I can do better and our wedding vow renewal is in only five weeks with a trip to Las Vegas following! I gotta kick it up! Also, there is something about watching friends on the track that really motivates a girl.

Today I had a healthy smoothie with protein, fruit and flax/chia seeds for breakfast. I am currently at the gym, working on cardio while being careful with the ankle (which feels pretty good today). I have burned over 500 calories and will go do some arm and ab exercises soon.

Monday, February 11, 2013

No pain no gain

I have my first substantial derby injury. All week I have had this feeling like it was coming. I haven't been working out much, I was sick and have been craving junk, and I had to miss a few practices too. When Thursday came I was so excited to go to scrimmage but I felt weak and off all night. While I was at the pivot line fighting for a good spot, all of a sudden I started to fall. I am not exactly sure what happened but I think I was twisting my body so I wouldn't land on my tailbone. I ended up rolling my left ankle. It hurt really bad but after a few minutes seemed ok.

The next day I knew I needed to go to the doctor and get it checked out. After and exam and xrays it was diagnosed as a sprain and hairline fracture. I have a v-splint on it and crutches to use. I go back on Friday to follow up. Today it feels worse. The swelling has gone down and all but it is sore all the time.

I am so bummed I can't skate in the bout coming up on Saturday. I was looking forward to it and was getting so excited.

In the meantime, as I heal, I am starting the dietbet challenge today. I weighed in yesterday and had a great day of eating. Today I am going to try to find ways to move my body that doesn't hurt my ankle.