Random Stuff v1

23 January, 2015

It's been a week.

I feels weird to be typing this, but I have a new personal trainer.

I fought the notion of signing up with a new trainer for quite awhile. I just couldn't imagine putting my trust in someone again like I trusted D. Melodramatic, I know. But asking for help, no matter the reason, is not something that comes easily to me. So reaching out to someone new is not easy.

But I did and it's been o.k. Not great like it was when I started with D (we connected right away which was the only reason I stuck with it), but I think that is because of my own expectations. I worked really hard to get where I am so having to constantly ask for more weight and adding reps on my own has been a bit frustrating, but we'll get there........I hope.

It's been almost 4 years since I starting seeing a specialist for some foot/ankles issues I was having with my left foot/ankle. It was pretty bad and I ended up having to have surgery to correct the problem. Over the last 2 or 3 weeks, I've been experiencing a similar twinge in my right ankle. No bueno. The frustrating part is that it doesn't hurt all the time. Just occasionally. Sometimes when I run. Sometimes after a run. Sometimes when I am just walking down the stairs. It only hurts whenever it feels like being annoying.

In an attempt to ward off an actual full blown injury, I stopped into Running Fit to get fitted for a new pair of running shoes and will be adjusting my workout schedule accordingly. Back to the elliptical and maybe even the bike for awhile. To say I am frustrated/discouraged would be an understatement but as a wise man likes to tell me, "You have to do what is necessary". Hopefully all of that, along with some extra stretches, ice time and massages with arnica gel  will help correct the problem. I'm not quite ready to call McDreamy yet (yes, I refer my doctor as McDreamy because he is lovely to look at).

Despite the foot/ankle issues, I've committed to my very first race! I am equally excited as I am terrified. A cousin is putting together a team for the Dirty Dog Dash in June. In the past I have sworn up and down that I would never do one of these kinds of events, but I'm actually looking forward to doing it.

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