A few weeks ago my coach put aqua jogging on my schedule. I assumed that this meant jogging up and down the shallow part of the pool. It did not go well (it hurt my ankle more than actual jogging.)
This week I got a new note that started “Aqua jogging is not what you think it is.” It turns out that aqua jogging is a specific thing in which you wear what I can only call a contraption around your waist that helps you float, and then you jog upright in the water, working on form and turnover. I ordered my aqua jogger and hit the pool. You’re supposed to do this in water that’s neck deep, my gym pool only goes up to 5 feet so it’s lucky I’m pretty short, so I’m at the proper depth. I’m sure that there are people who love doing this and I don’t want to yuck their yum, but for me it was pretty boring. But if this is what it takes to get rehabbed then this is what I’m going to do.
Thursday was a travel day so I didn’t have a workout (Julianne and I went on a little two day trip.) Friday I walked several miles doing vacation-y stuff. I wore my new compression brace and my ankle didn’t hurt at all – yay!
Saturday was another round of aqua jogging which went fine (I found a really good deal on a used water proofed ipod shuffle which should help alleviate the boredom of my aqua jogging filled days.
Today was a bike ride on the trainer. It went pretty well (time flies when you are watching the Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge) and I’m looking forward to getting back out on the road.