No fencing with the University today, as they are in Fall Break. Soon it’ll be Thanksgiving, then Christmas/New Years. Of course, it seems like they’re on some sort of break every couple of weeks… 😀
Anyway, even with the not-yet-completely-healed ankle, I did a simple kettlebell workout. One of the nice things about kettlebells is that the nature of them allows you to be either very mobile, or relatively stationary. Today, I needed stationary, so I did 36 seconds on/36 seconds off with the 24 kg in long cycle clean and jerk (LCCJ). Went 20 rounds, with gave me some good workout without overdoing it. I wanted to stimulate for health, fitness, but most importantly to put some easy stress on the ankle to stimulate my healing factors. Ended up about 12 minutes total for the kbell workout portion, which obviously nets me 6 minutes total time under bell. Might go some more, later today–don’t know, yet. I’m IF-ing today, and haven’t eaten anything (though I did do a couple of coffees with steamed milk).
I did twinge occasionally on the left ankle, but it was a warning twinge (sort of “whoa, son, watch it!”), rather than a “just hurt it again” twinge. Everything was cool except for the jerk thrust, so I made sure to thrust mostly with the right leg and made sure I was pushing through the heels vice the balls of my feet. That helped a lot.
Things are a lot better ankle-wise, but I’m definitely not 100% on it yet. I probably wouldn’t have fenced today, even if they had had practice. It’s gorgeous here, and I really wanted to get out on the bike (motorcycle), but it needs inspected, and my plan to do so yesterday was foiled by my ankle condition (I didn’t want to try to support the 400+ lb bike). I am almost confident I could’ve ridden today, but since I didn’t get it inspected yesterday… you get the pic, alas. Well, maybe tomorrow…