Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Mia always cheers me up
Oh wow, I've had enough of this.  One step forward and two steps back, literally.  The ankle was getting better since I aggravated it last Wednesday.  I did short walk/jog (15 minutes mostly walking) on the weekend to gauge how it was and while it was (and is) still sore it didn't 'hurt'.  Yesterday I got home from work and it felt sorer than usual but I got on the trainer, thought I'd try 15 minutes.  I didn't even get into my bike gear (gasp no helmet!!!) and after about 2 minutes I noticed it looked awfully swollen.. off the trainer, sit on the couch, both feet up on the table to compare and sure enough, balloon.. ok not a big balloon but WTF?  I have twisted my ankle many times before and it's never taken more than  few days of resting it for it to be back to normal. What gives?

So thus started the OMG I'm crank.kee phase of the day, this lasted into the evening and continues this morning.  It's less swollen today but it hurts.. ARGH!  Last night in an effort to cheer myself up I went to the websites for both the Mississauga half and the Scotia bank half (I love the name of that one, the 'waterfront' marathon), I thought if I signed up I'd feel better.

but I didn't register.
I chickened out.

What if my ankle never gets better? 
Just give it up now...
13.1 miles, 21km, is FAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRR
The Mississauga half is 95 days away, you don't have enough time..
blah blah blah blah wah wah wah

I brought my credit cards to work today and hope that I'll be in a frame of mind to just sign up, I mean WHO CARES if I'm slow, I could walk the bloody thing and finishing would still be an accomplishment and I'm sure I wouldn't end up walking it all anyway but my whine is getting the better of me.

So there you have it.. I hate feeling like this, I'm tired of the crank.kee.  I'm tired of my ankle hurting.  I'm tired of everything frustrating the hell out of me this week and I do mean EVERYTHING.  I'm tired of hearing myself complain so I'll STOP.

On the upside, I have fresh hot Tim Hortons coffee right here, I took my vitamins today, you all will make me laugh today etc..

Nothing lasts forever, not even feeling whiny and crank.kee.

That's all I got...


Georgie Fear, RD, CPT said...

Hang in there sweetie! Things will turn around :) Sorry to hear the ankle is being stubborn to heal - don't push it too much too early!

How's your nutrition plan going?


Jason said...

Are you serious cranky pants? Thank goodness my invitation to this pity party was lost in the mail otherwise I would not know what to do.

Get that CC out (you owe everybody anyway) and get registered. You will feel better and then eat a solid lunch of celery and carrots and be ready to roll.

Now be careful getting home and be kind to that ankle. We got a 1/2 mary to get you prepared for in 95 days.


BTW - the word ver has the word crab in it.....how convenient!!!!

You know your my girl....hope it all feels better soon (like in an hour.)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

How can you be cranky when you can properly prenounce Mississauga!! I mean thats cause for celebration right there!!!




Seriously how is this not fun

Anonymous said...

Sorry you are so frustrated. On my way over with a bottle of wine to help you take your mind off things.


She said I need a goal said...

Georgie, thanks. I've been great for about 3 weeks but fell off a bit this weekend.. Back on track today, if I'm not working out then I need to make sure my nutrition is on track so I don't gain. so far, so good.

Jason, you are freaking awesome! I will register and thanks for making me smile.

BDD, I spit coffee all over my monitor laughing at that. See! I knew you guys would cheer me up.

Todd, um dude I'm not home yet but I will be, I'll text you when I'm on the train. Yes, vino is needed and the giggling... yay! Cheered up.

Matty O said...


So there comes a time in a blogger relationship where TOUGH LOVE is appropriate. We have never met, but you are gonna get an earful!

As someone who has F-ed my ankle up numerous times in my life and had it swell up bigger than the size of a softball at least once a year, believe me I KNOW IT SUCKS.

BUT, get over it. There is no reason you can't swim. You can get a pull buoy and do drills. No excuses :)

As for running, you should only be out about a week. I would definitely ease back into it but as long as you are taking anti-inflamatories and icing and elevating it 2 or 3 times a day, there is no reason it is not getting better unless you actually broke it.

Make sure you have supportive shoes. That was the first thing I was told when I went to the trainer 3 times in one season... GET DIFFERENT SHOES. Lesson learned.

Biking... shouldn't really stress the ankle.

The key is to keep your routine Adena. You seem like someone that does WONDERFUL if you have routine, no routine... it seems easy to not get the workouts in. Don't fall in that trap.

I have a half marathon in less than 8 weeks. I can't run more than 4 miles. :) and YOU are worried hahaha.

Keep your head up, get in the damn pool and ice your ankle.

'Nuff said.

-love you and stuff

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She said I need a goal said...

Matty, thank you, message recevied, you are right about all of it. I love that you provide the tough love. I'm especialy glad I didn't cave and smoke like I wanted. haha I'm getting new insoles for my shoes which should help. -love you back and stuff
I'm STILL laughing at BDD.

Julie said...

DO IT! DO IT! Sign up...NOW. :)

Becasue you can do it!

JohnP said...

U need to get laid.

On my way over with a bottle of whine... err... I mean wine and edible under panties.

I hope you're hungry! lol :)

She said I need a goal said...

Wow Julie, you are bossy.. hahah I will!!

John, you always say I need to get laid.. write something original will ya.

Bryan Payne said...

A, don't worry, you'll heal. Do something else, like weights or swim. Motion is lotion. haha


Anonymous said...

Aww I'm sorry you're cranky Homey but I'm sure Todd and vino will fix all that ails you!

Colleen said...

These comments are cracking me up. I wish I was more creative...

Mia's a cutie... can see why she cheers you up!

She said I need a goal said...

Colleen, I think my commenters are much more amusing than anything I come up with.

Mia is a doll, she is a rescue and extremely needy but so cute you can't stay mad at her for long.

Matthew Smith said...

I'm your newest follower! Way to go on signing up for so many tough events this year. I'm doing my firs 70.3 in August. I'll be watching and rooting for you as we both train! Have a blessed day.