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Night out! And day after…

March 9th, 2010 by marina

Due to the international women’s day yesterday, we went out with the team to ‘celebrate’, or better, get together and have fun, outside of the 4 court lines. I wore my fav - yet uncomfortable for the time being, not wearing them for many months - pair of jeans, comfy flat low-cut boots and left home.
Well, we went to the bar at almost 22,00hrs. Ordered drinks and chatted about the games played and games to come, was a quiet night, having only shot 3 photos. One hour later, girls had finally warmed up and started dancing. I took my camera on hand to be ready for these expected funny photos we would share on facebook the day after, but only managed to shoot a few, since at that point they realized I’m sitting and they dragged me to the dance floor! Okay, Greek music is not my favorite, but it felt good moving my body after all these months, so I followed. Some house and rnb vibes did the job for me later on (not my stuff either, but better), I kept dancing for 4 hours non-stop! Okay, I had to go to the ladies room once. My friends got a bit worried and they advised that I should sit for a while and rest, but I was feeling on top of the world! I was walking around dancing, felt so active, was able to have fun without even thinking about my tendon. Must say I had some discomfort, but it vanished instantly, as I was finally spending some of my stored energy.
I returned home, early morning hours..I was exhausted. I wanted so badly to get rid of my shoes and socks and get to bed. My feet were killing me. I think it took me a whole 30 minutes to fall asleep. Today, I had to go to work, woke up early having slept only 5 hours. Thank God it wasn’t a busy day. For a straight 8 hours, even the thought that I had to visit the PT, was killing me. However, I love going and practice and didn’t want to cancel my appointment. Anyway, got home and took a hot shower, thought I’d feel much more fresh, instead it made me dream of my pillow.
He checked on my foot and did the usual, electrostimulation for the beginning. Then go to the gym. I was sitting on the stationary bike and my feet did the moves totally mechanically. I was so tired and my tendon was in pain, couldn’t walk nicely, or make a decent 2-legged heel raise. My batteries were off. I felt that I was spending both my money and my PT’s time. My tendon had done so many things, in so little time. I couldn’t ask for more. I was doing my exercises patiently and finally got awarded with that bag of ice.
I’m now at home, my foot is a bit swelled and I keep it elevated, as physio suggested, after massaging it while taking my bath.
I hope tomorrow I’ll get back to normal!

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  1. normofthenorth said,

    on March 9th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    I bet you’ll be fine. Sounds like it was just some “serious over-doing of the exhausting but non-injurious kind”, to me.

    I’ve started doing little “dance moves” and “jogging in place” and “ready position (like “serve receive”) shifting weight from foot to foot”, all indoors, at home. They all feel good.

    I’ve only really “warmed up” once since the ATR, and that was on my brutal bike ride yesterday morning on the way to PT. But my whole bod always feels better and moves better when it’s warm — heck, I am 64 y.o.!!

  2. doug53 said,

    on March 10th, 2010 at 5:21 am

    Hi Marina,

    For what it’s worth, I took the approach of the serious weightlifters while I was working on calf strength, and did hard workouts every other day. If I wasn’t a little wiped out the next day, I figured I didn’t work it hard enough. If I didn’t feel pretty good the following day, however, I backed off a little.

    I hope that makes sense,


  3. marina said,

    on March 11th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Hi guys, yesterday at the PT I had my roughest day. Did a lot of exercises, was tiring. Today, my ankle was swollen so he suggested that we ‘cheat’ today and only did some electrostimulation and massage, then ice at the end. As from next week i’m going 3 times per week.I just think I don’t rest enough, doing everyday hard workouts.
    Yea Norm, my body feels exactly the same and I’m 33. Ages ago, I thought I’d play 2 full basketball games in a row, now, my whole body aches, having played only one.

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