No Really…I Suck at This

Posted November 14, 2019 by Prairie Wife - 2 comments

It has been a whirlwind of activity around here.

From Emceeing events to traveling around the state to talk about leading a life of grit and grace it has been a full few weeks.

You may remember me posting a month ago about a sprained ankle, and how I was trying to take it slow.

Well, I really suck at taking it slow.

Which I already knew, and I’ve been working on it…really.

Earlier this week I knew it was time to head to a professional.

Despite only wearing high heels when I “had” to and keeping working out to once a week, and shorter distances my ankle has still been swollen and painful to the touch.

It looks like I need to take it even easier, and meet with a Physical Therapist at least twice a week. He says that I should (maybe) be up and going in 4 – 6 weeks. IF I follow orders and everything goes as planned.


Double Boo Hiss.

I can already feel myself becoming short-tempered and snippy after only a few weeks of no working out. My inner voice is getting edgy and my inclination to shove my face in my phone instead of deal with life is growing each day.

It’s what happens to me when I can’t get outside and move.

I’ve dealt with it before when I had my mastectomy, but oh how I hate it.

Everything just seems so much harder to deal with when I can’t hit the mountains and hike my way through it.

I know, I’m complaining and whining.

But, what can I say, I’m human too…and this has me feeling down and discouraged.

This time will fly, especially right now as we approach the crazy holiday season.

And as GuruJoe said in yesterday’s session, maybe I can use this time to do some more work on the inner me, while the outer me heals.

Touche Joe 😉 and 100% correct.

After all, my word for 2019 was “pause” so it looks like I’m being forced to delve even deeper into it as the year draws to a close…and I don’t think that’s a bad thing.


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2 thoughts on "No Really…I Suck at This"

  1. Bennie says:

    I’m sorry to hear this. I know how frustrating it is when you’re told you can’t do something. I hope you heal quickly and well.

    I have not been to the gym in almost 2 weeks now. I had shoulder surgery, rotator cuff, on November 7. OMG, I literally had to sit home and do nothing last week. I went to work Monday and it was good to get out of the house and be amongst people. My shoulder is still sore but better than it was a week and a half ago. I can start physical therapy next week. I’m hoping that when we start the new year my gym workouts be on a regular basis again.

    Follow the doctor’s orders young lady!

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      The PT is helping a lot, both with healing and my mood. I feel like I’m doing something somewhat active when I am there. Hope your shoulder is doing better, and that you used the time to get caught up on some good TV!

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