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How to Train Your Dragon theeeeeemeee!


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So thanks to me being an idiot, I managed to break my foot last week.  No really, it was ridiculous.  I did a cool trick on a hoop, got off, stepped off the crash mat (onto the beautiful brand new totally smooth and flat dance floor) aaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnd collapsed.


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 All I know is that I was standing then I wasn't.  Apparently it looked like my right ankle buckled and I went down.  Which somehow ended up with a spiral fracture of the fifth metatarsal of my left foot.   




We'll gloss over the fact that I got back on the hoop and walked around on it for a bit.... And wasn't going to get it checked until a physio friend looked at the ankle and said it might be fractured.  Honestly, none of us were concerned about the foot AT ALL.  Ooooooops...


Guess we were all a bit wrong there ;)


They reckon it'll be about six weeks to be fully healed, which falls on the end of this challenge.  So, an entire challenge dedicated to the healing process, without losing too much fitness in the process.


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Hiccup - foot and ankle rehab


Obviously this is the biggest focus.  Not only did I break my left foot, I sprained my right ankle in the process *cries*  I've also been warned that it's common for people to lose both mobility and strength in the ankle of the broken foot.  The last thing I need is more ankle problems so I'm going for an ankle rehab programme (subject to change as the challenge progresses and depending on how they're doing).


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15 minutes per day of ankle mobility work (both sides)

  • Pointing and flexing
  • Ankle circles
  • Alphabet writing with foot


Photographs twice a week of pointing and flexing progress (so that when I'm feeling discouraged I can look back and see improvements)


Make physio appointment specifically for ankles (probably in a couple of weeks time)


Once weight bearing, ankle strengthening

  • One leg balances
  • Calf raises



Astrid - maintaining fitness


Admittedly this is trickier to do since I can't, y'know, bear weight properly.  But a viking doesn't let that stop them!


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Five days per week

  • 10 pull ups
  • Core workout
    • 10 pushups (on knees)
    • 1 minute plank (on knees)
    • 1 minute arch
    • 1 minute dish
    • 10 v-sits
    • 10 knee to elbow
    • 20 scissors
    • 20 lying leg raises
  • 20 minutes + stretching (I need to try stuff out to see what I can actually do then create my routine)



This is going to be totally dependent on how healing is going.  I'm hoping that in a few weeks I'll be able to weight bear enough that I can go swimming (hobbling in and out of the pool).  Though this is also dependent on my friends since I'm currently taking advantage of their kindness for things like getting to work...



Toothless - diet


Ugh this is a difficult one since I am currently relying on microwave meals but let's give it a go....


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Daily calorie tracking

  • Starting by aiming for 2000 per day and can adjust that depending on whether I'm gaining/losing.


Daily supplements (I know, I know, but I'm covering all my bases while I'm healing)

  • Multivitamin
  • Calcium and Vitamin D


2+ portions of fruit and veg per day (fresh stuff is a bugger right now because I'm struggling getting to supermarkets)


Maximum one take away per week






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Fiona - Assassin

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Arghhhhhhhh. Foot break no fun! :( Hope you heal up in a timely manner and your sound goals keep you properly mobile and without much strength loss!!

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On 19/09/2016 at 6:35 AM, black_daquiri said:

Oh, ouch! Hope you heal up quickly!


On 19/09/2016 at 9:32 AM, Grandkai_NL said:

Ouch, that sucks. Hope you heal soon and going to follow.


On 20/09/2016 at 1:29 PM, JessOfAllTrades said:

I'm so sorry to hear about your injuries! I think your goals are well thought-out, and will hopefully make the journey to recovery a little easier.


On 20/09/2016 at 5:17 PM, dancezwithkittehz said:

Arghhhhhhhh. Foot break no fun! :( Hope you heal up in a timely manner and your sound goals keep you properly mobile and without much strength loss!!


Thanks everyone!  I've got to a point where I move around the flat without crutches OR moonboot :triumphant:, and can walk up to a few hundred metres with just one crutch (and the boot).  In fact, I only really need two crutches for long distances and stairs XD  




In terms of the actual challenge, so far zero week has been a bit of a non-starter.  Diet is poor, exercise is poor....  Can we blame it on me being off my meds?  Let's blame it on me being off my meds...

And, as always, tomorrow is a new day!

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Fiona - Assassin

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Sorry to hear about the foot (and ankle). For what it's worth, I fractured my ankle last year in September, and am now better at balancing and walking because of the exercises they gave me to recover. It sucks now, but you'll heal up even better than before! Good luck with the heals and the challenge!

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I have one healthy microwave meal idea for you.  Spaghetti Squash!  Cut a squash in half and nuke a half for 8-10 minutes.  Then you can scrap out some really yummy "noodles" that are similar in consistency to angel hair pasta.  Next, microwaveable organic meatballs.  zap 5 on a little plate for 2 minute.  finally, a cup of spaghetti sauce.  nuke it about a minute.  put altogether and you've got a healthy meal that's great for this time of the year!


Good luck with your challenge!

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