but I think I hurt myself.
Over the past few weeks I’ve noticed an increasing pain in my right ankle. It is a sharp, stabbing pain that is usually brought on when I put weight on my foot – especially after working out. Of course, being as stubborn as I am, I haven’t stopped my activity to let whatever is going on down there heal. I’ve slapped on an ankle brace and kept on Zumba-ing and Turbo Kicking. However, I have modified my workouts so that I’m not jumping too much. I’ve also started wearing sneakers to and from the office. Yes, it’s a good look.
Last week, my ankle started to feel better so I went to Turbo Kick without my brace (dumb mistake #1) and even did jumping jacks during the routine (dumb mistake #2). Let’s just say that my ankle was not happy. I wore my brace for most of the weekend, but eventually even that made my ankle hurt. When Monday night’s Zumba class rolls around, do you know what I did? I went to class and Zumba-ed my booty off – yes, that’s dumb mistake #3 for those keeping track at home. My ankle downright hated me at this point. It even hurt just to put weight on it when I was doing turns. That was it! I had to give my ankle a break (no pun intended).
Last night I skipped my Turbo Kick class. Of course I feel very guilty about it. The scale hasn’t budged and after a weekend of a few poor choices, I really was counting on my activity to ramp things up a bit. However, I needed to stop being dumb and listen to my body. I’ll be in Florida for a few days, which means I will also miss my Thursday night Turbo Kick class and probably won’t be doing very many strenuous activities. My ankle will have almost a full week of rest. If my ankle is still bothering me next week, I will finally call the doctor. I really don’t want to take the chance on making things worse – if I haven’t already.