Well....I'm feeling a lot better but my ankle is still tender and bruised. Last week, I traveled out of state and I think all of the walking I had to do through the airports and being cramped in the plane slowed recovery. I taught class on Monday and Tuesday....Although, I made it clear that I was still recovering and didn't do any jumping and taught songs that were easier on the ankle while encouraging them to put forth their max effort.
Interestingly, enough....sprained ankles are the most common sports energy (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/28/health/28brod.html), but often those with sprained ankles don't seek proper treatment. And, sprained ankles take a bit of time to heal (depending on the severity - perhaps months instead of week). I was surprised how much it hurts and how long it's taking to bounce back.
I probably came back too soon to teach. But, I don't have any subs at the gyms I teach at and initially I felt good, but after Tuesday's class my ankle swole up considerably. I won't be teaching next week as we have a key client meeting next week and I will be hosting representatives from my states to dinners - so that'll help with giving my ankle a break.
It's been tough not to be active. I enjoy going places and seeing people and trying new things on top of working out. I'm a bit frustrated that I haven't been able to finish out the last few weeks of the 6 week bootcamp session my friends and I were doing. I'm concerned that I am losing my aerobics capacity and endurance. I disappointed that my progress has been slowed. I miss my heels and I am wondering how long it will take this bruising to go away.
But, I am thankful that I wasn't more seriously injured and that I am moving forward...