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Ouch!

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

ankleWell I’ve done in my ankle with a soft tissue injury.  This sucks.  So how do I stay on my fitness track without causing myself further injury?  The exercise bike and walking are definitely out of the question.  The plan I’m building involves a lot of the exercises I don’t really like doing such as stomach crunches and leg lifts which is all well and good but what about the cardio?  Conceptually I like the thought of a punching bag…except I don’t have one.  Swimming is great but not without a pool and it’s waaaay to cold to jump in the lake.   I think  I’m going to take a couple of days til my ankle feels a little more stable then start on the bike.  I have seen it recommended on several fitness sites for when there are joint injuries as it is low impact.  It is important for me to remember that pushing it too far too fast is not going to help in the long run.  Not stressing about not being able to work-out is going to be a challenge til then.  But I guess this was a reminder to take a break for a short time.