I did my first bit of exercise since late November this week – apart from physio exercises, that is. On Wednesday, we went to the park to practice some touch rugby with our work team, as the league kicks off next week.
I’m in so much pain! Not only am I horrifically unfit (see above: no exercise for months), but I also sprained my ankle about a month ago, just as my hamstring was ready for action again. It had mostly healed so I decided I was good to go, but I hadn’t bargained for the uneven ground of the pitch we played on. After about three mini-twists of my ankle I realised that I should probably stop, and limped home through the park. The quad on my opposite leg thinks I’m an idiot. It’s right.
In the meantime, my ability to exercise seems to be inverse exponentially related to the amount of sports gear I buy and want to buy.
Currently on the radar:
- These short shorts from Sweaty Betty (I have a top in the same pattern – see below – and just enough fashion acumen to realise I can’t wear both at the same time)
- A run capri in the same pattern (because it’s just so pretty, and everyone knows pretty sports gear makes you go faster/harder/longer)
- Another pair of Inov-8 F-lites (quite possibly my favourite footwear ever)
- This vest from Sweaty Betty (much love for the pattern – I am repeating myself – and it’s made of fab fabric to boot)
- These Under Armour shorts (the fit is fantastic – lots of room to move, flattering, and available in lots of great colours. I went for the safe “faded ink” blue option, because I’ll be able to wear it as part of my rugby uniform, but I’m tempted by all the bright options)
- This Sweaty Betty T-Shirt and sports bra (more proof that if it’s got a cute pattern that features the colour blue, I am a willing consumer. At least any matchy-matchy issues will be largely concealed with this combo)
Now all I need is for this ankle to shape up so I actually have a reason to wear all this stuff! Here’s to being able to play next week.