This week was definitely a different kind of a week. It was crazy busy at work gearing up for today’s launch but I was also dealing with an injury?
I’m not sure what happened, but my ankle has been bothering me a bit for the last week or two. It was never so bad that I thought anything more than maybe I slept funny or stepped wrong and it’s just a little angry. Well a little angry has turned into pretty angry and I’ve been icing, elevating and compressing it all week. I’m not sure if we’re getting anywhere but I really don’t want to go to the doctor for it…
Well because of all of that, I also took it easy on my workout this week. This was what should have been the first week of Phase 3 of the Live Fit program and they even say if you’re joints are bothering you, back off as needed. So I did. It’s good to listen to your body and give it rest when it needs it and then test it as it’s ready.
I decided today it was ready to be tested. I went to the gym after work and got in some good shoulders and chest, but my ankle was feeling weak and I knew better than to try cardio or anything that might strain it and took it as my cue to leave. Injury just isn’t worth it.
I thought I’d also take a moment to share my sprint workout from Sunday. I was originally concerned how the sprints might play out, but after this workout was complete, I felt amazing!
I adapted a different sprint treadmill workout that said to do 30 seconds sprints at 8, recover for 30 seconds, and repeat this cycle for 30 minutes. I didn’t think I could do that. Maybe on a good day, but I knew my lungs weren’t up to it that day and decided to come up with something that I could handle and would keep me from getting too frustrated.
And like I said, this workout made me feel amazing! I love how after sprinting at 7, my 5.7 jog felt sloooow! It was definitely a reminder that I should work on my speed more often! 🙂