Monday, June 18, 2012

Twisted Ankle :(

This is what I wore yesterday to run some errands.  I love this little Calvin Klein dress because it so comfortable I forget I have it on.  It's easy to wear and I'm not pulling or pinching or shifting it around; it's just so easy to wear.  I've been wearing a lot of black and white this summer and stripes.  I have quite a bit of color in my wardrobe, but you wouldn't know it by looking at my posts.  It's just the color palette I gravitate to.  I did add a punch of color with the orange scarf, but it was so hot that was removed after about 3 minutes.  I'm wearing my trusty flat snake print sandals.  

I am not a 'sitter'.  I am always on the go, always moving and doing things.  I like to fill my days and nights with purpose no matter how great or small.  I like to accomplish things; I like to check things off of my to-do list.  Last night, I was flitting about the house, tidying up after everyone and twisted my ankle on the stairs.  Yikes, it hurt.
I did the RICE treatment (Rest, Ice,Compression, Elevation) before I went to bed and thought it would be fine by this morning.  Not so.  Still hurts.  I am a former paramedic and so I called on my skills to examine and signs of a fracture, thankfully...but a good sprain for sure.
I have some dance events scheduled for later in the week so today I am going to fight my busy nature and SIT, rest and try to let my body take its natural healing course.  Not going to be easy, but I will just keep my eye on the prize of dancing on the weekend, practicing for my September competition.
Can I just sit and relax for one whole day?
I guess we will see.


  1. Hope your ankle is better soon. I sympathise - I over-stretched my achielles and it has taken weeks to feel right.

  2. Thank you.....I'm really trying to take it easy...but it's a struggle...I need to "move it, move it".......

    Our feet certainly get abused don't they?

  3. Hi Lisa.

    Thanks so much for your comments on my blog. I wanted to hop over to reciprocate the support. So far, looks great. What pear shape? Lol!

  4. Thanks for the visit...I appreciate the support....don't see the pear....creative camera angles...LOL!!!!

  5. The orange scarf is a great touch! Dang on the sprained ankle! Sounds like you know how to care for it. I fell off my bike yesterday and suspect that I sprained my right wrist.

  6. sure to take care of that asap. Ouch!

  7. I totally relate. I take ballet classes 4 to 5 times a week and very active by nature so when I get an injury I feel completely lost and do not know who I am. Best wishes of healing soon so you can get on with your passion for dance.


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