Saturday, August 1, 2015

2 years 11 months - These shoes hurt my ankle!



Saturday August 1, 2015

I found my Pumas in the closet and wore them with my workout clothes. Come to find out the right corner of the shoe tongue irritates my ankle. It is right against the metal parts on my ankle. So sad. They were comfortable too. Good thing I had an extra pair of atheletic shoes in my trunk. Which shoe next? 


Monday, July 27, 2015

2 years 10 months - Found my high school track cleats, back at the track for a run!



Monday July 27, 2015

I found my high school track cleats for rehabbing my ankle on the track! It's been over a year since I last ran. Found it, I wrote about June 29, 2014 which was the last time I ran on Lake Merced. I won't forget it, came out limping that day. Shortly after, I went to get an MRI which I wrote about on June 5, 2014 to check on the clicking action, swelling, soreness, and heat that was going on inside my ankle. Found out it was inflamed tissue and that I may have ran on cement a bit too soon and aggravated it. I was definitely nervous. Didn't have an ankle brace either. 


I lasted my first lap running ok, after that I alternated running and walking on every lap. I didn't want to overdo it and hurt myself. I was just happy and excited to be back on the track for a run! Did 2 miles to start and started feeling tired at 1 mile point. Giving that it's been over a year since I last ran, I felt great! No pain! Just a bit of soreness but nothing I can't handle. I'll wait a day to rest and continue running. I'm ready for more! So happy!


Monday, July 6, 2015

2 years 10 months - South Beach Miami, came back to hotel with a bruised and swollen ankle!



Friday June 10, 2015

A friend invited me to be her +1 guest for a trip she won to South Beach, Miami! I had a great time lounging on the beach, and to Key West!

So on Friday, we decided to ride our bikes to Yardbird Souther Table & Bar for some delicious food. Fried chicken, drinks, and appetizers was so good!


It was a great workout, we were sweating waterfalls because it was so hot that day! I think it was about 90 degrees? 


After a fun filled day, I got back to the hotel with a sore, swollen, and bruised ankle from biking and walking all day! I wonder too if I bumped into anything. But you can see the bruse that extends to the right. The left darker spot is the forever bruise from the original dislocation of the ankle. The surgeon debated to operate on the torn ligaments on that side of the ankle but decided it was not needed. 


I had to ice it to slow the swelling. It felt so good. I had so much fun! This time travelling, I didn't bring my ankle brace. I think I may have lost it even. I may need to purchase another one. I'll continue to bring my gel ice pack whenever I travel!


Saturday, June 6, 2015

2 years 9 months - Cabo San Lucas, came back to hotel with a sore swollen ankle!

Wednesday May , 2015

I went to Cabo San lucas for a bachelorette party and walked all day! Went down to the Marina to shop. I was in my flip flops, flat, and with no ankle support. We walked for about 3 hours? Came back to the hotel with a sore and little swollen ankle. View from my room.



Luckily I brought my gel pad which I left in the freezer just in case I needed some icing. I should've worn my athletic shoes to walk. Next time.


Sunday, April 5, 2015

2 years 7 months - Alamere Falls Hike, came home with a sore ankle!


Saturday April 4, 2015

Alamere Falls was one of the most beautiful hike's I've ever done. Minus the poison oak along the trails. There were wide and narrow trails.


Towards the end of the trail, we had to do a bit of rock climbing down to the beach. There were also a few beautiful waterfalls! 


The final part down to the beach was almost a 90 degree climb down. There was a lot of loose rock too, so everyone had to becareful and wait for people to go up and down.


Down by the beach, there was this big waterfall where everyone went to take pictures.


This time I didn't wear my ankle brace or bring my hiking poles. Mostly because I misplaced the brace and forgot to bring the poles. It was a quick last minute rush decision to go this morning. I was definitely feeling tired by the time I got to the beach. We walked along soil, uneven paths, gravel, rocks, acorns, leaves, and sand! The entire hike was uneven pavement. It was a workout for sure for my ankle. Waterfall was our reward at the end, with a vietnamese sandwich for a late lunch.


By 3/4 of the way back, I was slowing down and starting to limp just a bit. The next time I come back, I should really wear my ankle brace because I slipped a few times. Luckily with my left foot. 


Once I got home, I put on a Icy Hot wrap. I realized I wore it inside out, as shown in the image below haha. Sore but happy! I'll be back and more prepared next time!


Sunday, March 22, 2015

2 years 6 months - Biked 12 miles over Golden Gate Bridge and it rained a bit today!


Sunday, March 15, 2015


My friends and I decided to bike over Golden Gate Bridge today to have lunch and hang out in Sausalito! On our way to meet up for biking, it began to shower. I definitely felt the rain coming in my ankle with the pulsing aches. Good thing it only sprinkled for about 20 minutes!


I was so excited to bike over Golden Gate Bridge again! It has been about 3 years since the last time I've biked. I was curious to find out how my ankle will take it. I rode nonstop up this large hill and my legs just burned! However, my ankle was fine.



It is about 5 hours later and my ankle feels hot. A bit sore, and no pain. No limping either! It was a great workout. I rode a total of 13.07 miles! Our next biking adventures will be at Angel Island!


Monday, March 16, 2015

2 years 6 months - First time biking outdoors!



Sunday, March 15, 2015

It was my first time back at biking outdoors! I was so excited! I wasn't nervous anymore like I was before. I was so happy to be out because I am so out of shape right now! It was a beautiful day to bike around Crissy Fields. Other then my flat back tire, I had no issues biking at all! It just felt like it's been a while, more like about 3 years ago since I last biked outdoors! Wow, didn't realize it was that long!


We biked to Picnic at the Presidio for lunch! It was also my first time there and it was fun! So many food trucks and stands to choose from. I got a bloody mary with my skewers. So yum! 



We ended the day a bit early for grocery shopping. I didn't realize I rode about 4 miles worth. We did go up that steep hill in the presidio that gave us that big leg burn. It was a great workout. I realized I was more out of shape then I expected. I'm excited for next week to bike across Golden Gate Bridge! My ankle did feel sore after when we went to shop in Chinatown. More biking to look forward to!