The Comeback Chronicles: Episode 8

Well hello there! Coming to you live from a very hot and sweaty London! I’ve been pretty crap at blogging, but keeping on top of my weekly checkins definitely helps me to focus on my goals and appreciate how far I’ve come. Whilst I may sound a tad dejected, in all honesty things are still pretty good here, and I’m trying to learn to be grateful for everything I have and the incremental improvements I’ve made. So here goes!

What’s been going on

Thankfully after a crazy week the week before, things have been much quieter and more manageable at work this week. In other news, we’ve had the #greatbritishheatwave round 2 which has left us all feeling slightly hot and sticky. Apparently the UK just can’t do Summer well! In other news, it was my Mum’s birthday this weekend so we had a huge weekend of indulgence and activity – which I’m definitely recovering from!

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Fitness

It’s been a good week of workouts, although sadly I haven’t made it to the gym in the mornings – just after work. But nonetheless, a workout is a workout. I’m getting to the stage where all the trainers at my gym know me, which makes me a little self conscious! But anyways, here are the workouts I managed to do this week:

  • Monday: Rest day
  • Tuesday: A 30 minute run, some abs & pull up practice
  • Wednesday: 30 minutes cardio, abs & inversions
  • Thursday: 30 mintes cardio, abs & pull up practice
  • Friday: Rest day!
  • Saturday: A 30 minute run and some pull up practice
  • Sunday: Rest day! Just a nice walk around the park.

In the absence of real running and a concrete goal to work towards (the half marathon in September may not happen), I’m focusing on strength gains, and one of my goals for 2017 was to be able to do a pull-up. I’d say I’m about half way there, and have doubled down on my dedication after a month or so of slacking earlier on in the year. One day!

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Running

I managed to get in two runs this weekend, but neither were particularly eventful. I’m still sticking to the treadmill out of caution, and honestly even a 30 minute run has my ankle sore and swollen for at least a day. When I first broke my ankle I was told that I’d be back to my normal running schedule by June at the latest, but honestly I feel like I’ve barely made any progress. With a half marathon coming up in September, I’m feeling really dejected about the whole thing. Running was supposed to be my sport, but at the moment it’s just not there for me.

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Everything else

The emotional side of things has been fairly good, although Mum’s birthday brought up a lot of emotions about the Family Drama that’s been going on. We’re all just trying to do our best, but honestly it’s pretty knackering trying to carry on as normal when things are really difficult for us all. That being said, I think I’m probably just tired, hot and cranky as I write this – and I’m sure I’ll have a better outlook tomorrow! Might be time for a pamper night…

 

How’s everyone doing?Β 

How do you cope with an injury setting you back?

 

Lots of love,

 

Pippa

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8 thoughts on “The Comeback Chronicles: Episode 8

  1. I love that tank top you have on in your workout picture! It really sucks that you’re still having trouble with your ankle – I imagine it’s even more frustrating since it is not an injury you sustained from running. I feel like when I have a set back from a running injury, as annoying as it is, I can usually pinpoint where I went off the rails with either training too hard, too much, or not focusing enough on recovery. Basically, it’s usually my own fault! This one just stinks and I’m sorry that you’re still dealing with it! And I totally feel you on the family drama – it’s draining and exhausting and hard to make the best of things at times. Hang in there!

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  2. Don’t worry, the northern part of the United States doesn’t handle summer well.

    Injuries are the worst. Usually, I try to workout some other body part until I heal. It sounds like you are doing the same, by body weight training.

    Recover soon!!!

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  3. Hang in there friend!!!! Not being able to run sucks, my low back as been killing me lately (probably because my mattress is over a decade old) also being lazy for awhile hasn’t improved my abs to pick up any of the slack. It has taken a little bit to be able to run more than a mile without my low back seizing up. You will get there!! Have you tried swimming and biking? you could try training for a sprint triathlon, the run part is only a 5k.

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  4. It’s not been a great year for me, either! I had a groin injury and took some time off, and then had some intestinal issues (which hopefully will be diagnosed by the end of the month!). Yesterday was the first day I ran without running into the house to use the bathroom! You’ll get there.

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