Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Required Laziness

Ever since I can remember I've had ankle/foot issues in my left foot. At some point, when I was young, I either tore or seriously damaged my peroneal tendon. The tendon isn't that crucial, it holds your foot upright. Here's a pic of my feet relaxed. The one on the right is what your foot should look like when your feet and legs are relaxed. The one on the left is what your foot looks like with a damaged peroneal tendon.

Please ignore the awful tan lines!!

The only time it causes serious issues for me, is while I'm using the stairs or doing lunges and even then it is rare. It also affects my foot a little, because I have plantar fasciitis in that foot which we think is caused in some way by the tendon issue. So normally, it really doesn't affect me much at all. 

However, when I added in some strength training in the form of 30 day shred, I added in more weight-bearing lunges. When I use perfect form, lunges don't bother me almost ever. But when JM is kicking you're butt, it's a little difficult to use good form. Needless to say, I woke up Friday morning with pain and a seriously swollen ankle. I took a few days to rest and ice/heat my ankle so that it's in good shape.

Luckily I'm now back to feeling normal, and can go back to working out! About 2 weeks ago, I could barely get myself out to the gym. Now, it's really hard to miss a workout. It's funny how motivation can change so fast! I've been using the time off to pack my life into boxes for the big move and get organized at work.

QOTD: Have you ever had any injuries? How did you deal?


  1. Aww man, that stinks. Time off is always good though! I quite enjoy that time.

  2. Hi Ros,
    I just found your blog from your comment at Reese's Runner...you said you were in OK. I am too, so I came to check out your blog. I like how you give lots of tips about running with asthma (and about eating pounds of cake). I like your blog...I'll check back!!

  3. Thanks Kayla!

    Sarah I'm glad you found my blog! There aren't too many okies involved in the blog world. We should have a cake/running meet up!