This will not be a post with photos.
If you look back to this entry in honor of Cody Sloth's birthday, you will see that I joined the Fitness Center. Amazingly, I'm still going. When I started, I was doing yoga and pilates - both of which I found that I love. Who knew?
Anyway, I found that I was quickly becoming a lot stronger and more flexible, and what do you know? That ankle? It can still move! I had been avoiding the treadmill because I was still terribly afraid of causing any pain to that joint. However, after awhile, I was found myself slowly walking on the treadmill....then I was going a little faster. Then I was running. Ok...not fast. Not even what most people would probably consider running, but for *me* it was huge.
So, I decided I'd go ahead and give it a try. After about two weeks, my knee started hurting. A lot. (My ankle was fine, go figure). I bought some good running shoes. They helped. A lot. But my knee was still hurting. I'm still working on that. It's feeling a little better (likely with the help of anti-inflammatory meds and a knee brace). But on Monday, I started the Couch to 5K program back up. Today, I forgot my knee brace, so I only ran until I started to feel like it might be uncomfortable.
It may take me 16 weeks to do the 8 week program - I am a Sloth, afterall. But I will do it. And now I have to, because I've said it in public, and apparently, all of Russia is rooting me on.