Yesterday I was scheduled for my first walk since the injury, but I woke up with my ankle in pain and it hurt all day so I was only able to complete my 500 crunches.
Today I was scheduled for a bike ride. I tried to do it on the trainer but I’m having issues with my seat that I’ll tell you about when I understand what’s going on, so for today the short story is that I had to haul my cookies to the gym to complete the workout.
The idea was to do the first half easy, and then do intervals for the second half. My doctor’s instructions to me were the I could start working out if I promised to stop when it hurt and not to work though pain.
I made it though the first half fine, and I tried not to repeat the mistake of my last ride by not cranking up the resistance too high for the first interval, so I added resistance and increased my cadence. That went ok but toward the end of the interval I felt a little pain. I’m frustrated with the limitation and so I decided that I would back it way off for the easy interval and see if the pain continued. It went away and I felt fine. The next interval was going ok, I just started to feel the littlest bit of pain at the end of the interval, so I was going to back way off again for the next interval and see if I could get the pain to stop. But as I reached for my water bottle, my left foot flexed more than I wanted it to and pain shot through it, so I called it a day. Still grateful to actually be back at it, very happy that I was able to go longer than my last bike workout, but also aware that the time is ticking away.
Also completed my 500 crunches.