#MotivateMe Monday: Staying Fit with a Sprained Ankle

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Happy Monday!

As you can probably tell, this is not the post I wanted to be writing, but I’m trying to stay positive. On Saturday afternoon I headed out with my best running friend for a fun long run.  We had two hours of free time to tackle 17 glorious kilometers.  Unfortunately half a mile into our run I stepped into a sidewalk cut, went over on my ankle and thankfully Juliette was right there beside me to catch me before I added a face plant to my dramatic fall.  I screamed and repeated NOOOOOOOOO because I was devastated.  Two years ago I sprained my other ankle badly and this felt exactly the same – I knew as soon as I felt that tell tale throbbing pain that there would be no running for me for a few weeks. Boo.  A very kind passing driver saw it happen (so it must have been epic), stopped and offered to drive us home.  When Juliette and I got to my place, my hubby sprung into action to help me to ice and elevate my foot, and brought me some Advil for the swelling (and the pain).  

This is what my ankle looks like today:

UGH! This is so frustrating after sharing that I was so happy that I’m Baaaack last week 🙁

I’m trying to make the best of this, and of course, the first thing I did when I was stuck on the couch was start to brainstorm ways to stay active when I remembered that I have a TRX Suspension Trainer stashed away.  I can weight bear pain free, so I put together this TRX workout to do at home everyday until I can run again:

Staying fit with a sprained ankle TRX Workout:

TRX Home Workout - great way to get fit at home!

This week my fitness will be all about elevation, ice and pain free strength training with my TRX.  Hopefully I’ll be ready for a short run by the end of the week!

Have a great week everyone!  

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  1. Sorry about your ankle, that looks sore! Wishing you a speedy recovery. ps-Love the TRX workout!!

  2. Lucie Palka says:

    Oh My, looks like a bad sprain. I hope you have a quick recovery! I’ve read about lots of injuries lately!

    1. Thanks Lucie! I’m actually kind of enjoying not having to get up at 5:30 am to fit my run in 🙂

  3. Tricia Barber Vaughn says:

    Oh gosh I so hate to read this Janice! I do hope your ankle heals in record time! Gosh it is swollen bad huh? Hey why don’t you join me in a #plankaday Rachel from Running on Happy twisted my arm into it! You could join us 🙂 Thanks for linking up with us for Weekly Wrap!

  4. Kelli Harl Wright says:

    Oh no Janice! So sorry to hear that. I hope you heal quickly and good for you getting together a plan to keep training while you can’t run. I’ve had to be flexible this week too with recovery from my bike crash. It is so frustrating but better to take it easy than making anything worse.