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My "big" plans just got modified....

Friday, February 21, 2014

I was excited about temporarily living within a mile of a gym (instead of 40 miles round trip!). And riding many miles of paved bike paths under palm trees instead of 4' of snow. And walking miles by the ocean. I had a streak of exercising & eating well for 41 days out of 44.

A "scoped" knee that's not healing well and a broken toe (which has healed by itself because I didn't realize it was broken) didn't slow down my plans. But a torn tendon in my foot has.

I'm a very lucky girl! I don't need surgery or to wear a boot or a cast which would really mess up our plans! Just supportive shoes & a foot compression sock and "take it easy."

Dr. says "If you don't let it rest, it won't heal."

So... I won't be pedaling at the highest resistance possible on the bike or rowing harder every day. Or walking more miles with my SAT or doing leg presses for a few weeks. But I can do some activities if they don't cause pain. So all is not lost. Delayed, but not lost.

I'm grateful not to be on crutches going up to the 2nd floor condo! I'm a very lucky girl!
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  • JAZZEJR
    Wow, Just seeing this. What's with the torn tendons for us active gals?! You're really working the exercise considering all this. Be careful not to overdue. There's inflammation in there that has to heal. Do you bathe you bathe your foot in epsom salt baths? Soothes the inflammation.
    2431 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/26/2014 3:08:02 AM
  • TERESA159
    I love how you treat any set back as a MINOR set back. Same old Nancy. Does the gym have a pool? Or wait, there's an ocean!

    Enjoy the weather, cold here again today. emoticon
    2432 days ago
  • THEVOW2013
    Wow, you are a champion with a great attitude! emoticon
    2435 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    Oh, Nancy, I love your attitude and I am sorry about your injuries. I hope they all heal completely, leaving you free of pain and free to chase those endorphins just as hard as you want to. At least you should be rested, by the time everything heals up. Take care, doll.
    2436 days ago
  • LIS193
    So sorry about your foot - hope you can still enjoy yourself!
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    2436 days ago
  • READNKNIT
    Nancy, I'm so sorry about your foot!! I hope you will still be able to enjoy your vacation, though! Take along a few good books! (Or, if you're like me, your knitting!)

    We got dumped on by a bunch of snow again last night. No school again today. We've used up all our snow days, so this will have to be made up by losing one day of Easter break. I'm OK with that. We weren't going anywhere anyway.

    I'm about to round up the kids and head out snowshoeing!

    I posted a few pictures of the snow today. I have friended you, but have you friended me? Because you're not showing up in my friend feed. I just happened to click on you in my friends to see what was going on. Your blog wasn't on my feed at all.

    Have a great rest of the day and take it easy on that foot!

    Suzanne emoticon
    2436 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    Oooohh..... I when a doctor tells me that!
    Speedy recovery!
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    2436 days ago
  • SIMPLELIFE4REAL
    You are lucky. Enjoy the good weather...just not the way you planned.
    2436 days ago
  • VISUALLYRICS
    Oh Nancy! ...so sorry about your foot. Would you believe that I have nursed a "sore" (or I might guess that it is injured ) heel for 5 weeks?
    Today I am headed to the running store to see what sort of shoe I need to wear. I've never been to a specialty store, but I am told it is high time....due to my sore heel.
    I like your good attitude about your situation. I will try to imitate yours!
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    2436 days ago
  • SANDRALEET
    The most important thing you can do for yourself is let it heal and take better care not to hurt yourself any more
    2436 days ago
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