Working Out with Injuries

It’s been so long since I’ve written! Sorry to keep you guys hanging. I just feel like it’s been nonstop since I broke my leg last Monday. I can’t believe it’s almost been 2 weeks. I’m hoping the rest of the recovery goes that quickly, as well, so I feel like I’m out of a cast in no time.

I got the great news on Wednesday that I don’t have to have surgery. Though some ligaments in my ankle were torn, it wasn’t bad enough to warrant surgery. They put me in a cast that day and sent me on my way. Never have I been so glad to get the news that I only need a cast.

I was also cleared to head back to CrossFit at my Wednesday appointment. You should have seen the look on Sean’s face. He’s certain that, if anything will impede my recovery, it’ll be the fact that I’m working out. I beg to differ. I say, if anything, it’ll make it better since I’ll be getting stronger in completely different ways, and it will keep me sane.

Working out is my therapy. It burns the extra energy that becomes frustration and meanness and whatever else, and just makes me feel like a better, healthier person. I don’t like to not feel healthy. So, getting my sweat on makes me feel better about myself, which makes me feel better about what’s going on around me.

So, I made my way to the box yesterday for my first day back to CrossFit in a week and a half. Remind me to never take off that long if I don’t have a solid excuse (like a broken leg). It was hard. Halfway because I haven’t been in so long, and halfway because I was doing things modified for one leg.

Working Out with Injuries

Warm up started off with one-legged rows. By the end of 700m, my butt was killing me–but only on one side. Ha! I watched everyone else do mobility (since I can’t kettlebell squat or swing yet). While everyone else worked on pullups, I worked on ring rows. Ring rows are not easy when trying to balance on one foot.

The WOD was 7-13-23 back squats and ring dips. People who couldn’t do ring dips modified to box dips. I got my own special, no-feet WOD of 6 min AMRAP 10 pushups, 10 sit ups. This was tough since I hadn’t been in the groove of working out, and since I had to ease around my foot and leg the whole time. I managed to get 5 full rounds + 8 pushups. I was gunning for 10 before the 6 minute mark hit, but came up 2 short. Oh, well, it was still tough, and I’m so glad I got to go back.

I even saw friends from my 5:15am class! So, at least they know that I didn’t just fall off the face of the earth.

Happy Friday, folks! I hope you push through adversity to find the good in the day. If nothing else, it’s Friday, right?

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