I’m in a bit of a fitness slump. I always envision summer as this time where I will do lots of working out but in reality it is usually the time of year where I fall apart. I’m not totally upset – I have been doing lots of fun things – but I do need to start focusing on spending a little less time sunbathing in the backyard and a little more time working out. There has to be balance and right now I’m swinging too far towards the “chill out” side.
Unfortunately, I am now sidelined with my second injury of the year – some serious foot pain. A long weekend of hiking followed by a long game of ultimate frisbee left me with a very sore side of my foot. It got progressively worse yesterday, even with no serious activity, so this morning I had a mini-meltdown and then called my chiropractor. I thought it might be a stress fracture but my chiro thinks that it is just a lot of tightness. We did some super painful treatment today and after icing it tonight it is way less sore!
Even things that have nothing to do with cats seem to attract attention from the feline members of my household
It feels fine in my bike shoes so I’m allowed to bike, swim and lift upper body weights but no running or walking for now. This is a bit of a bummer because I’m supposed to be triathlon training and I just signed up for a fall half-marathon. Still, I’d rather deal with a minor injury now than a major problem down the road. Plus, the no-running rule should free up all my time for swimming, right?