I have an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon this week, that’s how well I did. Ha!
As you may have seen on the Not Your Average Gal Facebook page (<—– psst. You should Like that page, I have entertaining updates), I sprained my ankle with only 2 FRIGGING DAYS LEFT in the #NYAGmile challenge.
It hasn’t healed enough for the ER doc hubster to be satisfied. I can walk on it, with a bit of a hobble. It’s painful at the end of the day. So it’s either a really bad Grade-2 sprain, or I have a hairline fracture somewhere…we’re assuming. Mind you, this is the same ankle I’ve had surgery on from an old soccer injury, and if I’m ever wobbly, it’s the only ankle to give out and roll.
So needless to say, I should get it checked out officially. Hence the orthopedic surgeon appointment. Wish me luck.
ENOUGH ABOUT MY BUM ANKLE, how did you do in the #NYAGmile? It was so wonderful to see so many kick-ass people participating. Tell me about it in the comments!
#NYAGmile – Things I Learned
I like to give up when I’m tired.
By the third day, I wanted to throw in the towel because I had a long day at work and just wanted to veg on the couch. The mile doesn’t take that long, there was no excuse good enough.
Consistency is king.
I should have gotten up at the same time each day and do my mile before work. Sometimes I was successful, other times I knew I had one more thing to do when I got home.
Podcasts are pretty cool.
I’m not sure why I never got into them. But hey, if you’re walking for 15-20 minutes, why not bang one out? That sounded gross. Or did it? Did my perverted mind just think it did? I digress. I like the Hal Elrod podcasts.
LOTS of you wanted to have a daily activity like this.
That says to me we, as a whole, lack a lot of “me” time. So many of you voice that the #NYAGmile is just want you needed to get “back into” something or have a goal to meet by the end of the month. It says to me we aren’t alone in wanting more for ourselves.
How did it go for YOU?
Beth Wielgat says
Hello! I failed miserably. I started strong and then got busy getting ready for vacation and then going on vacation. Although, I likely walked way more than a mile each day of vacation. Oh well, on to the next challenge. I’m not exactly sure what that is yet.
I hope your ankle heals soon!
Caroline Peterson says
You did great, Beth! And vacation walking totally counts. I always notice my fitbit steps increase on vacay.
Sorry to hear about the ankle!!!! I hope that you get well and are back out and about soon!
I had to skip a couple of days (like you, I should have gotten up early), but I’m pretty pleased. I usually stagnate this time of year because it gets really hot outside and I get whiny and lazy, but staying committed kept me going this summer! YAY!
Sneaking in a mile every day helped me figure out pretty routes, too. I had a really great time exploring my neighborhood. I also discovered my prettiest miles when I opted to walk part of my commute instead of taking the T; how lovely is that, to get a reminder of the beauty we take for granted every day?
Caroline Peterson says
I love that! Daily beauty reminders. So happy to hear it. Completely agree with you too that getting out every day helps you explore different routes. Congrats to you! 😀