2 PT sessions in, I'm feeling super encouraged that I've made a good decision to commit to 2 sessions a week.
The discomfort in my ankle is nearly gone, but no surprise there since I refuse to run on it until it's better and until I have some solid time behind me with PT. Because if I were to just run on it now, it would likely come back because the main issue hasn't been fixed yet. And that would just be f&cking dumb.
not running = walks with the pup & imitating sculptures
My outer hips are pretty weak which are likely contributing (along with janky biomechanics) my knees to turn in excessively while running, causing extra stress on my ankle. My PT said not to run for another week, so maybe this weekend I'll be able to test out a few easy miles, but I'm ok waiting more to ensure I put myself in the best position for recovery.
I started swimming on Saturday. I managed 900 yards with breaks between every 50 yard lap. I can't freaking breathe. Sunday's 1000 yards went slightly better but I need to learn how to breathe. I had wanted to do a triathlon later this summer, but am now entirely convinced an open water swim could possibly kill me. I'm currently looking into swim lessons.
I've been struggling with pulling back from running and running goals. I love running more than cycling and swimming but my long term health is more important than any PR or BQ. I was still thinking (delusional) I had enough time to train and squeak out a BQ in September, but the rational side of me says STOP. And I am. And it's difficult. And I know I'll be putting myself in the best possible position for success whenever that happens in the future.
I don't understand why he is cheering for the Netherlands...
I've been enjoying watching many of the games and seeing some major upsets which will enable Brasil or the USA to go far and *hopefully* win the cup.
It was amazing watching the crowd erupt into celebration!
We left after the first half to check out a new bar that opened near us but ended up at another place for dinner and to watch the rest of the game due to the crowds.
I might return to grant park Sunday to watch USA v Portugal with some friends because even though it was hot, it was ridiculously fun.
I have to say not having a training plan looming over my head like a big dark cloud is so incredibly wonderful because I can go enjoy activities without feeling "guilty" for bailing on a run or workout. I'm almost spending more time working out now than before and enjoying life a hell of a lot more.