Hey Amber: Stop Whining, Woman Up.

Last week Friday and Saturday was the Groundhog Marathon Whole Hog challenge, and I did alright, but there are consequences to victory.

Tuesday, I went to the podiatrist and had X-Rays done. X-Rays revealed bone spurs in my right ankle and arthritis developing in my right foot. I was sent to get a custom insole made, and the fitting for that is on Monday.

But, I’ve been feeling a little down in the dumper because of all this. The podiatrist said “conservatively, stop running” before going to the insole. And I went home and sighed before realizing I was down, but not dead.

And I started to think about what I could do. Immediately, I went to yoga and Pilates, as I can get a good workout without putting undue stress on my foot.

I thought about the elliptical, as that carried me when this problem reared its ugly head last year. Last year, this problem happened, and I recommended an insole to my doctor… she blew me off.

I thought about hooking up the indoor trainer and riding my bike in my apartment. Michigan Titanium is coming up, and I want to be off the bike in 4 hours. Same with Bear Lake sprint duathlon, Tri Del Sol Olympic, and MAYBE Grand Haven.

I have TurboFire, a high intensity cardio burner that offers modifications.

I have PiYo, a good yoga and Pilates mashup.

I can do a lot of stuff without causing more damage to my ankle. I will be cleared to run again. Just need to keep moving while I wait.

By adventureswithambermarie

Just a 38 year old trans girl roaming around Holland, MI. My old life wasn't as glamorous as my webpage made it look. Transphobic comments will automatically be deleted and you will be blocked.

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