At the end of last week’s training diary I was just coming down with a virus/sinusitis. It seems to be quite a common occurrence with me, I can count probably three times already this year that I’ve had some sort of sinus pain/blockage. I’m clearly quite run down – for the first time in my life I’ve got a coldsore, and I’ve been really tired too. I decided to take as much rest as I needed to get over it fully before going back to exercise. With everything that’s been going on, there’s just no point rushing back too soon.
I also finally had my consultation with the orthopaedic surgeon this week regarding my injury, which has resulted in further checks. More on that below.
Week 31: 27th July to 2nd August 2015
Monday – Rest day. I had a physio appointment after work, and told Joe that I had managed to get an appointment for my referral. He did some more massage and mobility work and promised to work with me to develop a plan to help ease me back into exercise once I’d seen the consultant.
Tuesday – I had booked on to go to the 6am CrossFit session, but that plan fell by the wayside last night when I realised my stuffy nose just wasn’t going to clear. My coaches have been really good and said they would help me adapt the planned sessions so I could still join in. I really hope to be able to take advantage of this as soon as I can. I’m missing CrossFit like you wouldn’t believe.
Wednesday – Rest day.
Thursday – Rest day. Darren and I had booked today and tomorrow off work to spend some time together, get stuff done in the garden and round the house, and also to go to another drink and draw session (like the one I went to with friends back in April). We had a good day getting stuff done in the garden and then headed into London for an Honest Burger and more drunken drawing. I really would recommend checking out the Turpentine for a fun evening.
Friday – Rest day. After a slightly boozy evening we were glad to have booked the day off. We had a lazy breakfast of bacon and egg bagels and then did bits and pieces around the house and more in the garden (we’re re-landscaping this year).
In the afternoon I drove over to the hospital to meet with the orthopaedic consultant. He sent me off for an x-ray, but warned me that it might not show much, in which case I’d also need an MRI. When I returned from the x-ray he showed me the scans, which clearly showed new bone growth around the area of tenderness I’ve had on the fibula. It’s another stress fracture.
He told me that, had he seen me in the few days after the injury, he would have put me in an air cast boot straight away, which would have helped speed up the healing process, and would have aided me in walking those first couple of weeks when I struggled the most. He said it would be worth having one still, and it would help me recover more quickly, but when I called my insurance company to see if they’d cover it they said no. The boot cost £200 and I decided that, as I can now walk with fairly minimal pain, it wasn’t worth forking out for.
I won’t be rocking the Jessie J look just yet.
The consultant also said that, because this is now my second stress fracture, he would like for me to have a bone density, or “dexa”, scan to check that there is nothing else going on that’s causing me to get stress fractures. I have another week and a half to wait for that, but I’m sure there’s nothing to show.
Saturday – Rest day. A trip to Bluewater shopping centre was on the cards, ready to pick up some holiday clothes ready for our honeymoon in October. We got there early to avoid the most busy times, but ended up being there for most of the day! I picked up two new recipe books to inspire me to make more interesting healthy meals – I tend to get stuck in a bit of a rut sometimes. Today has to have been my most active day since the injury… my UP band was showing me much more movement than I’ve been used to of late!
Sunday – Rest day. We started our morning with waffles – I’m loving my new waffle maker! – and then spent yet another day in the garden and in and out of garden centres. My ankle was sore after all the walking around yesterday, and I had a pressure headache from my sinuses, but we cracked on with what we needed to do then settled in for a chilled out evening – and I cooked up a recipe from my new Jamie Oliver recipe book!
What about you? What has your training week looked like? Have you tried any recipes from the books I picked up?
Weekly Miles: 0 miles
Running Total: 194.8 miles
2015 Fitness Goals Progress
|Running||Twice per week||14 out of 30 weeks|
|Inversions||Unsupported hand/handstand (end Q1)||Can hold unsupported… just need to work on confidence|
|Pullups||5 strict (end Q2)||Allllllmost one strict (nose height!)|
|Squat Depth||Below parallel (end Q4)||Air squat 3/4 depth|
|Clean & Jerk||Body weight (end Q4)||60/72.5kg… slowly getting there!|
|Snatch||2/3 body weight||40/47.5kg|