I’ve done little running since last Christmas with my ankle sprain. I ran the Dirty Dash Mud Run last week, turned the ankle again, and was worried about starting the recovery all over again, but actually the foot and ankle have continued to feel stronger. I often stand around the gym on one foot doing shallow one-leg squats etc. to strengthen the ankle. Today is Sunday and I didn’t want to go to the gym so I went to the Garfield track to try a bit more CrossFit-style running, meaning “sort of fast,” and longer than a sprint, but without thinking about where I was going, or watching out for curbs and people. I did not time myself. I warmed up with leg stuff on the track, then my workout was: 10 push-ups, 200m run, 15 V-ups, four rounds. So I ran a mile. While I was doing my first set of V-ups, I heard a little kid yell, “Hey, that girl’s doing squats! Look, she’s doing squats!” I kind of looked around to see if anyone was doing squats but I think he/she was talking about me.
Afterward I did some practice fence-vaults and fence-hops, jumping up and swinging sideways as if to hop the fence. (Little kid: “What’s that lady doing??”)
Before I left I stopped to talk to a guy who was using a TRX-90 knockoff called the Ripton 60. He had his poster of exercises with him. The structure he’d attached it to was made of square tubing but was actually suitable for pull-ups because it fit the hand surprisingly well. I could take a kettlebell over there and do a “Helen” I guess.