ok errrybody. i think i'm back on track. are you rolling your eyes and sighing, saying "we've heard THAT about 100 times since thanksgiving?" but i swear i mean it this time. i feel like the old me again. today has been another perfect diet day, and i even went back to the gym, finally. i wrapped my foot and ankle tightly and got on the treadmill. i know i should have eased into it on an elliptical or even just walking on the treadmill, but i was dying to run. so i did a couch to 5k which was six :90 runs with 2 minute walks in between. prior to my injury i'd been doing these at 6mph, training to do a 30-minute 5k. today i did interval 1 at 5.2mph. it hurt but i kept going. i did the rest of them at 5.6, or a 10:42 mile. i could live with that. i have to say my body, other than my ankle, felt amazing running again. i had this idea that i'd be back to square one after a month off. but my respiratory response was fantastic. if not for the pain in my foot, i could have done that for a long time i think. i wasn't dying at the end of the 90 second runs, but i was working up a sweat. then i did the 30 minute circuit weights. i just felt so ALIVE being back in the gym. after the circuit i got back on the treadmill for 5 minutes at an 11 incline to boost my heart again before i went home.
by the time i got to the parking lot i was limping pretty badly. driving hurt, pressing the gas pedal down. i thought for sure it was broken. but i got home, took an aleve, elevated it, kept it wrapped and iced it. and when i walked on it an hour later, no pain.
not sure what the future holds for me regarding a 5k, but i am hopeful that with proper care, i can run through the pain and somehow get better. i have this crazy idea that when it gets warm again it will feel better. like maybe it's the cold getting to it.
as for my weight... i finally braved the scale this morning. it was 166. so i bet i was up around 168 or 169 by friday morning, and back to 166 by today. i couldn't face it before today. after my workout i was 164.6. i really doubt i can get back to 162 before tops tomorrow, but i will sure give it a shot.
for the first time in a long time, i feel like a winner again. it's been a really, really rough (and wasted) almost 3 months. but i weighed 166.6 on thanksgiving day... so even though it's been a roller coaster, i'm still breaking even post-holiday. it's time to stop breaking even and start breaking THROUGH. with any luck, i will be in the 150's by the time i write next sunday's blog. although i have a big weekend away with my mom friday-sunday, so that's going to be a major factor in my week. sigh. always something, right?