Friday, August 10, 2012

The Break, Explained

I haven't given up on my goal of watching every movie in my collection in alphabetical order.  In fact, I am on to the Bs and have three movies to put a review up for in a few days.  But as I haven't blogged in a couple of weeks, why I haven't I been watching more movies?  Well...

July 27th 2012 - Day 209 

That kind of explains it all, right? Truth be told, I am a HUGE Olympics fan and watch as much of it as I possibly can.  Of course, soccer is more of a priority for me than ever now and I have watched a TON of soccer, I am still trying to watch as many sports as I possibly can.  And I am enjoying every single minute of it.  But I'll be back to watching movies sometime next week, I'm sure.

 So what else have I been up to the last couple of weeks?  Well, again, a picture should explain it:

Yeah, I broke my ankle.  Years of playing soccer on a terribly weak and unsteady ankle finally caught up to me while playing soccer a couple of weeks ago.  I never imagined I would do something like this, but I guess I was just testing fate by continuing to play on it.  I initially thought it was just a bad sprain as I practically sprain my ankle every time I play outdoor soccer.  So, like any dumb individual, I continued to play on it for another hour.  It actually started to feel slighter better by the end of the hour, but maybe that was me going into shock.  A couple of days later, it was was actually feeling worse so I decided to get it checked out.  Sure enough, it was broken.  It was pretty devastating, actually.  The first thing I thought of was that Jess and I were two thirds of the way through P90x and I would have to abandon that goal of completing the workout routine.  To come so far in a program that many people quit and have to quit myself was just not acceptable.  Then I also started thinking of my weight loss and how hard it would be while living a sedentary lifestyle for a month, at the minimum.

The first few hours were actually pretty depressing, but I figured I could sit and be depressed over it while accomplishing nothing or I could continue to exercise as best as I could and just know that I was doing all that I possibly could.  A couple of weeks later, I am actually doing pretty well.  I am still getting a decent sweat while I exercise while doing many exercises from a chair.  The pain in my ankle is still there so hopefully that will going away soon.  My only hope now is that when I see the doc in a little over two weeks, we can take this cast off.  I do NOT want to have this thing on any more.  The next step is a walking boot, but that is nothing like a cast.  Fingers crossed!

And to end on a happy note, here are a couple of pics I have taken lately.  Enjoy...

July 20th, 2012 - Day 202 July 19th, 2012 - Day 201


Miss Sassy Pants said...

Yay Olympics! I should have requested these 2 weeks off work - I feel like I'm missing a lot.

Boo broken ankle. I want you out of the cast too. I hate to know that you're in pain (plus, your complaining is getting old. HAHAHA!)

Yay pretty photos. I LOVE the Up one.

laura b. said...

I'm so sorry about your ankle! It is very cool that you are staying on track with the exercising though. Good job :)
And thanks for the beautiful photos!

Mom said...

I love the Olympics but don't feel like I got to see as much as I usually do. Not sure if it was the way they programmed or what. My favorite year was when we did the Pay-per-view.
I am so proud of you for not letting your broken ankle get in the way of your diet and exercise. You and Jessica are both looking great.
I love your pictures!

Tara said...

I am so sorry about your ankle. Although I have yet to break something, I still know how frustrating it is to have pain hold us back from some of the things we like, want or need to do.

I do look forward to the upcoming movie reviews!