The Crutch Chronicles: Episode 17

Happy Easter everybody!

As I write this, I’m heading out for Easter brunch with Mama Bear and the dog, which will be followed by a nice long walk. I’ve had a busy week at work – trying to cram five days’ worth of work into four in time for the long weekend- but now I’m at home, walking the dog, drinking coffee and being all-round boujie. The highlight of my week has been signing up to a half marathon in September with my running club, which will give me something to work towards as I rehab my ankle back to its former glory. So without further ado, here’s the update!

Where I’m at physically

The ankle is still pretty sore to be honest. I don’t know what it is, but on days when I’m stressed it seems to swell up like a motha. I have no idea why- especially since I’ve barely worked out all week! Makes me think of good old Karen:

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Exercise

I’m gonna put my hands up and say it’s not been the best week of workouts. I’ve had a crazy busy week at work, which included several late nights – the best I could do was to make sure the takeout we ordered into the office was healthy. After working late on Tuesday I did consider trying to shift my workout to the following morning, but that would have meant a 5.30am start which is totally not what I’m about.

  • Monday: Kettlebell & sandbag circuit, 30 minutes cardio + abs
  • Tuesday: Working late
  • Wednesday: Working very late
  • Thursday: On a late-ass train to the countryside for Easter weekend
  • Friday: Dog walks and running intervals
  • Saturday: Dog walks
  • Sunday: Dog walks

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Food

I’m currently experiencing this stress thing where I completely lose my appetite and only notice hunger when I’m physically shaking. As a result I’m trying to be more conscious of  snacking gradually throughout the day, even when I don’t feel hungry. One of my favourite snacks right now – strawberries straight from the punnet. Nothing says springtime like strawberries!

 

Running

Since I ran last Sunday, I’ve been experiencing a lot of pain in the ankle and so have been pretty limited in what I can do. Nonetheless I ran a teensy bit on Friday which was pretty great, and I’m hoping to head to the gym on Easter Monday (four day weekend, amirite?!) – so I’ll get on the treadmill then. As a side note, is anyone else crazy hyped for the Boston Marathon? I’ll probably shirk off all my adult responsibilities and just live stream the entire thing…because adulting is hard!

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Where I’m at mentally

I’ve been struggling with long work days, the Family Thing, and the inevitable attempt to maintain balance in all aspects of my life. Thankfully I’ve planned a half marathon in September, which will give me a goal to work towards and something positive to focus on. Aside from that, I’ve spent the Easter weekend at Mama Bear’s, getting lots and lots of sleep.

How’s your week been? 

How are you making the most of the four-day weekend?

Lots of love,

Pippa

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8 thoughts on “The Crutch Chronicles: Episode 17

    1. Thank you! The ankle is definitely on the mend, and I’m able to do little bits of running. I’ve even got a small comeback race planned for a few months time (before the half) so it’s just a case of looking at the small steps 🙂

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  1. Injuries are so frustrating especially when you are almost back to fitness but not quite, I’m sure everyone says this to you but take it easy, you will get there! I hope the other stress work/family doesn’t go on for too much longer too!
    I had to work late all week and no 4 day weekend for me 😦

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  2. Boo ankle!!!

    I’m always running around with my kids that I forget to eat (I know, who does that?!) so that when I realize I’m hungry, I go for the super sized fries and burger….ugh…..

    Hope things start to look up for you soon!!!

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