This week has been a completely "meh" week so far. When I slipped and hurt my knee a couple of weeks ago I noted that the inside of my left ankle felt a little sore after that. I was more concerned about my knee so I didn't really pay much attention to it. Then last week it started to feel more uncomfortable last week on my runs. It wasn't too bad on my trail run, but I'm guessing that was because I was running on a softer surface instead of pounding pavement.
On Monday the hurtiness was definitely more present. I didn't want to attempt to run since it was now hurting just walking around. It sent me into a bit of a funk and I haven't felt like doing too much of anything. I took Monday and Wednesday off when I definitely could have gone for a swim or a water run instead. It is hard to push past that pity of party for one sometimes! Finally today it was time to do…something! Let's focus on a few positive things.
First up, I put up my hair into an awesome sock bun that a couple of ladies at work complimented me on. (As an aside, just after Christmas I coloured my hair back to match my natural colour for the first time in 12 or 13 years…I'm shocked to see how brown it is! So much for my natural blonde colour…)
Next up I did three workouts through the Nike Training Club app tonight - Laura Enever's Fierce Workout (one of the bonus ones that is great for working balance and core), along with a leg and shoulder workout. Have I mentioned how much I'm loving this app? There are some great workouts on here.
Finally I set a personal best record on my plank today! I'm definitely starting to notice that my core is feeling stronger, so doing the plank a day challenge is helping me out!
As for my ankle? I've been icing it and I have an appointment to see my chiropractor tomorrow to get his take on my ankle. I'm hoping that some ART will help to sort this out. Keep your fingers crossed for me! I have some big hopes for this year and I'm hoping to get past some of these little niggly issues.
How do you avoid getting into a funk when aches/pains/injuries strike?