I've been active, but I haven't been "working out" - and while I feel a little guilty, it's actually been a sanity saver for me to not add the 2.5 hours of gym time to my day. I know that for those of you who work full time must think I'm being a baby, but dang, people...between my part-time seasonal job (retail at the holidays - what was I thinking?!?), the extra stuff I need to do for Christmas, and the super-cold weather (seriously, what's up with this - I thought Texas was supposed to have a mild winter this year), I'm hanging by a thread some days. My lists have lists. I'm working at getting things done while actually remembering to take time to enjoy the season - some nights I even turn on the lights on the Christmas tree, sit down, and just relax. What a concept!
OK, so in the REALLY?!? category of my life, I have developed tendonitis in my left foot/ankle. Which would explain the pain I've been experiencing since walking (walking! I can't even walk!!) the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving day. Honestly, it was hurting so bad that I had convinced myself that I had the same injury on the left ankle as the right! So I guess tendonitis is not terrible, but frack, it hurts. My doctor said it's because I've been favoring the right ankle. I swear, I can't win. He had me get some arch supports, which do help when I can wear them, but they don't fit into my dress shoes, so I'm still standing at work for 5 or 6 hours without them. He also said to lay off the walking until the swelling goes down. Not easy to comply with that, between the job and participating in life, aka spectating the half marathon in Dallas and working a water stop at the BCS Marathon last Sunday. I guess I'll heal in January? Needless to say, I'm beyond frustrated at this point.
To recap: No swimming. No walking. No formal exercise at all. After the first week in January, I'll be done with this job and can get back to my regular life - and even if it's too cold to swim, I will find something to do at the gym...maybe I'll get brave and take a spin class!