I hobbled my way to the Fysio yesterday (that's the Dutch spelling of "Physio". Cute!) and she gave me an ultrasound on my foot (which helps er... break down all the swelling that's going on there. I think.) And then she also taped up my foot.
I love that it's not the ugly beige tape Fysios usually use. Apparently they come in all colours too, but she ran out of PINK. :)
(Please don't look at the state of my pedicure coz i really need one!)
It actually hurts more on the other side, where the arch of the foot is. But from this angle you can see the funky fan pattern going on top of my foot (to "help circulation" apparently).
She was going on about how there are up to 5 levels of how you can hurt your tendons/ ligaments (#5 being a proper tear), and I'm probably at a level 1. Seeing as how I can kinda walk around properly today and start to put a wee bit more pressure on the foot (even though I really shouldn't be), I would have to agree. SO GLAD IT'S NOT ANYTHING MORE SERIOUS!!
I had every intention of getting onto my mat this morning and just doing some seated postures. But coz I've been sleeping with my foot elevated on a pillow, it gets really uncomfortable and I wake up with a stiff/ cold/ sore foot and leg. And completely in no mood/ state for anything physical. Oh no. I hope I don't start to fall off the practice wagon again so easily.
I'm halfway between "Do I need to rest or am I just being lazy". Sometimes it's hard to tell. As you can probably tell by now, I'm an "ALL OR NOTHING!" kinda person. So even by getting on the mat, I would need to consciously hold back my ego and stop pushing myself to GO GO GO!!
Someone suggested instead of doing full Suryas, I should rather warm up by doing cat/ cow/ child stretches then go straight to the seated asanas. Sounds really wussy, but also very wise given my foot situation.
So damn frustrating. I obviously need to SLOW DOWN and LEARN PATIENCE. Practice, practice... and STILL not coming. HAHAHA.