Last week on Tuesday I dropped a weight on my foot. It was a 25 pound metal weight. It was a complete accident. I could barely walk afterwards. Ouch!
I went to the hospital and they did an x-ray. I was shocked when they told me there was no fracture.
The day after (Wednesday) I rested it, applied ice and tried as much as I could to keep it elevated. You know the drill.
I was worried. It hurt to walk and I was hobbling around. My wife even posted on Facebook to find me some crutches. I was still in a lot of pain.
By Thursday I could notice improvement but it still hurt. I was in complete shock it was not broken. I felt the need to move so I went in the garage and came up with a workout that didn’t require me to use my foot that much. It felt so good to do something.
It’s amazing how good a workout feels. Even after all these years of working out I am amazed what an impact it can have on your mind and overall state of being.
On Friday I worked out again trying my best to limit the movement in my foot.
By Saturday my foot was feeling much better. I was very encouraged by my recovery. I really thought I could move my foot a little better so when I worked out I incorporated a few exercises that would test my foot more.
Yesterday (Sunday) I worked out again and was amazed at how good my foot felt. I wasn’t running but could actually walk without very much pain at all.
The reason I am sharing this with you today is because I want to encourage you to keep moving. No matter what obstacles you are facing.
Exercise has an incredible way of making you feel better, more on the inside than on the outside. But this only happens if you stick with it. In the beginning it is there but that feeling competes with your mood and emotions so you don’t hear it as well. When you’re in the habit of regular exercise you become addicted to that feeling.
Don’t let injuries stop you. They may slow you down but they should never make you stop all together.
If you’re unsure as to what you can do while injured seek the advice of an expert. You know I’m here if you have questions.