Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Aches and pains

I was semi-sore yesterday, and today I am even more so. Ibuprofen tends to upset my stomach, so I avoid taking it if I can. I am considering icing the ankle I rolled repeatedly, but have not actually followed through with it. I'm the worst at taking care of injuries. I have weird aches all over my body (triceps? wtf?) and my ankle is screaming. I don't think it's a sprain, I'm pretty sure it'll be better in a couple days, but I'll keep my eye on it.

Yesterday I did a bunch of housework and did Wii step for 30 minutes. It still counted as a rest day, because although Wii gets me warm (AND it was 80 degrees here yesterday! woo!), it doesn't quite count as cardio. It is better than sitting on the couch all afternoon though.

Today I'm thinking elliptical for a while. I don't want to be pounding on my legs too much for the next few weeks because I am prone to shin splints and have been sidelined in the past. I'm thinking lots of cross training: elliptical today, run 4 or so miles tomorrow, swimming Thursday, and at least a couple rest days each week. I'm going to be moving stuff out of my storage unit so I'm not unnecessarily paying $90/month for empty space, which I have plenty of already. That'll be an undertaking.

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