Fitness Tip of the Day

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Many miles to go!

Yesterday was the day for my 10 mile walk. Dee and I went to the gym that has an inside track because of the weather it was just to cold to try and accomplish it outside so off we went! I was so ready and pumped to get going. The track is like the type of road we will be walking on in March and boy was I in for a surprise. I started off really well (you have to go around 60 times to make 10 miles WOW) I was doing really well until mile 5 and that ugly ankle was starting to hurt and would not let up! I held my head high and continued on. I was so determined to make the 10 miles but this type of track was really hard. My legs began to hurt my thighs felt as if they were on fire etc.....So by mile 7 my ankle just gave out (bummer). I am really glad I tried the track but it just lets me know that I have to work harder and I really need to strive for more.

Today I feel as if someone has run me over. I am icing my ankle and stretching it out as much as I can and hoping by tomorrow that I will be ready for anything. Next week I am going to give the track another try and hopefully be able to say that 10 miles have come and gone.

5 comments:

imadedinner said...

feel better!! Hurt ankles are no fun!

Tamzin said...

Wow! thats still pretty great though. :) new surfaces are something to take into consideration too. Like chaning your workout from the elliptical to the treadmill. Its harder.

I have ankle trouble too, one of the things I have is an old coke bottle filled with water and frozen in the freezer. I use that to ice and massage the bottoms of my feet - get all the tendons down there some love too.

It helps! :)

Tamzin said...

clarification - one of hte little bottles! not a 2L !

haha

MizFit said...

Im with tamzin---it is SO GREAT that you went out there and stuck with the walking as long as you could given your ankle!

hope it's better by tonight...

MizFit

SeaShore said...

Good for you for giving it your all! Hope your ankle heals up quickly.