Monday, 22 August 2011

My Setback Has Made Me a Slacker

CONFESSION TIME: I have been a SLACKER for the last 2 weeks!

My Swollen Ankle!
I mentioned my sprained ankle in my last post, and my injury has been a catalyse for my stalled progress. My injury was definitely a result of overuse and over-training. The doctors said I had a small stress fracture in my foot and because I was over compensating for this injury I had also sprained my ankle. UGH!!

I had been feeling a little burnt out lately, admittedly. Things have been hectic and a little high stress. I am in the process of finalizing my classes for the summer semester before my long awaited break. I am planning on putting my classes on hold while I go through the final stages of my surgery prep and the surgery itself. I have also been working full-time, with more overtime than usual. Balancing the commitments of family and friends with my half marathon training schedule, and attempting to not become a complete hermit clearly took its toll.

I was depressed that my lofty half marathon goal had to be pushed back, but I think that this break was necessary. I was on crutches for a week, hobbling around rather hopelessly for another week, and now slowly normalizing. Needless to say there has been no exercising to report, and I have also been more than a little slack with my diet. I definitely feel a little pang of guilt, but ready to get back on the healthy lifestyle bandwagon. I am hitting the pool tomorrow to implement my new training regime, sometimes a break is exactly what you need both mentally and physically. Its all about the balance!

I will keep you posted!
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