Thursday, September 16, 2010

It's official

I have my first running injury and I am a big baby :-)  No, seriously though.  I did take my walk yesterday on a "still very tender ankle" with my walking/running partner:

Once we got going, about 5 minutes into the walk, I was feeling pretty good.  I didn't want to push it and decided to just continue to walk and see how I felt today JUST AS I PLANNED.

When we got back,  I iced the ankles down (my left is 300x worse than the right)

AND Levi was dramatic as usual and pretended he just had the most strenuous workout of his life!!

Anyway, the ankle felt a little sore, but better after the icing.  Today was a different story!!  The swelling really increased and finally tonight Bill convinced me to stop being difficult, suck it up, and take some Advil.  So I caved!!!!!  After icing on and off for 2 hours (and no walking or running other than regular activity during the day - which frankly is still A LOT!) and popping the little green gel caps, I feel like a new woman.  Stay tuned to see if I feel the same way tomorrow...

I did decide though that I would take this seriously and lay off anything other than every other day walking at most until I feel better.  I am hoping that will mean Sunday I'm good to go and can start up again, but if it isn't, than so be it.  I am determined to  make injury prevention as important as the run itself.  We only have one body right....

1 comment:

  1. I do hope you listen to your own advice April! You need to stay off of your feet as much as possible until your ankle is better! Take care of you!