The Crutch Chronicles: Episode 15

Hello kittens! As we write this I’m sat watching the Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race, feet up, glass of ginger beer to hand, and passed out chocolate labrador at my feet. It’s been pretty boujie. So let’s launch into our weekly recap of that whole broken ankle thing.

Where I’m at physically

The ankle has been much better over recent days, and I think a lot of that has to do with 1. taking it easy, and 2. my ankle support. I’ve been wearing a brace on for stability which has made a real difference. In addition to this I’ve been doing lots of stability work which I’m hoping will help.

screen-shot-2016-10-07-at-21-28-46

Exercise

Another week, another set of workouts. I’ve been trying to balance getting workouts in with feeling a little bit tired, and so I took more rest days than usual.

The workouts were:

  • Monday: Sandbag circuit + 30 minutes cardio + stability
  • Tuesday: Kettlebell circuit + 30 minutes cardio + stability
  • Wednesday: Rest day and dinner with friends
  • Thursday: Full-body circuit + 40 minutes cardio + abs
  • Friday: Rest day
  • Saturday: Dog walking and a baby jog
  • Sunday: Dog walking and a baby jog

 

 

Screen Shot 2017-04-02 at 17.38.48.png
Dripping sweat. As per usual.

Food

Healthy fats have been where it’s at in general, and brunch has been king. Since going plant-based, I’ve been struggling recently to find a non-egg-based brunch option that I like, and recently I decided to take it back to basics with good old-fashioned avocado on toast. I went for brunch with Mama Bear at a gorgeous café in Hereford, and honestly the avo on toast was out of this world. I don’t even know what made it so good…but it was amazing!

IMG_1496.JPG

Running

I managed to do a bit of outdoors jogging over the weekend. (Full disclosure: this was against the advice of my physio). At the moment I’m allowed to do short treadmill intervals only, as the treadmill is a safe, flat and unchanging surface for my ankle. But I was out walking the dog on Saturday when it started to rain and frankly, I just wanted to get home that tiny bit more quickly. The roads in that area are good quality (no potholes) and almost abandoned, so I did a few jogging intervals. My pooch, bless him, didn’t even have to speed up his normal gait … that’s how slow I was. Nonetheless, I don’t care! I then followed it up with another jog/trot/walk around the area today in the lovely warm sun. Being able to run just feels like coming back to myself.

Screen Shot 2017-04-02 at 17.28.51

Where I’m at mentally

Work has been pretty mental over the last week but thankfully I’ve had a few different ways to unwind- the gym, podcasts and a good book amongst them. The longer days and better weather have been improving my mood, although frankly I know I just need to catch up on some sleep. But I’m at my mother’s house for a pamper weekend, so it’s brunch, dog walking and wine o’clock!

Screen Shot 2017-04-02 at 17.32.43.png

How’s your week been?

Lots of love,

Pippa

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “The Crutch Chronicles: Episode 15

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s