Exercising with an Injury

Ouch.  Don't run on that, cyster.

Ouch. Don’t run on that, cyster.

It happens sometimes.  We workout, we do our best to get fit and healthy– and then we hurt ourselves.  If you’re like me, you push through the pain, get the miles done anyway and hope it goes away.  Then you’ll take a few days off… your injury will still hurt, but not as much, so you get annoyed that this (now) tiny pain is messing with your fitness regime (that word is so weird to me… regime.  It makes me feel like a foreign princess when I say it–go ahead, roll your tongue, push your shoulders back and say it.  Do it. There is no other way to say regime).  You wake up at 4am, hop back on the treadmill or hit the pavement to do the exercise that you love before work— and even though you can feel your injury getting worse while you run, you push through, because no one likes a quitter.  You said three miles.  You will do three miles.

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Incline… going up.

Work it, girl.  Climb that hill.

Work it, girl. Climb that hill.

For years, I have been completely against the incline button on the treadmill.  As a runner, I’ve seen people doing it at the gym and I’ve thought “you, my friend, are being lazy.  You should run.”  And I meant it.  Why walk when you can run?  I’ve tried it a few times and I was like “ughhh, I’m so boredddddd, this is stupidddddd” and began to run again.  I’m a 7.0 pace kinda girl, not too fast, not too slow.. but then I hurt my foot.  I did something to my foot.  I’m not entirely sure what, but the top of my foot was hurting.  Making it hard to walk, let alone, run.

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Wake up!

She looks thrilled to up early and working out!  I know you can't see her face but no one can stretch like that infront of a sunrise and be sad.  Trust me.

She looks thrilled to up early and working out! I know you can’t see her face but no one can stretch like that in front of a sunrise and be sad. Trust me.

Wake up and get moving! The morning is the BEST time for exercise.  I know that people now say “it doesn’t matter when you do work out, as long as you work out.”  That’s some B.S. right there.   Let’s be serious, are you going to want to come home after work and exercise? Let’s take a look at what normally happens.

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Zumbathon

zumbathon

Taking charge of PCOS requires you to work!  Some people seriously loathe exercise, but I truely think that’s because they simply haven’t found the exercise that suits them yet.  If you hate running, you will not like doing a 5K.  If you hate weights, you’re not going to go to the crossfit gym.  If you hate hills, we all know that you are not going to be hitting that incline button on the treadmill.  If I am describing you, theres ZUMBA!

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