Because really I have no news...no good news anyway. I did my 10 miles last week. Had the best week ever. Took Sunday off, cause it just seems like Sunday is too busy for me to try and do a long run (or any run for that matter). Monday was Relay for Life kickoff...and well, since i'm the finance chairperson i figured i'd better be there...til 9:00, which meant another day of not running...drats...so my schedule for this week was 3, 6, 11, rest...doesn't look like that is gonna happen.
I ran the 3 yesterday and it was fabulous. It was easy and I was enjoying myself. I stretched just like I have been for the last 150 miles and then got in my car. Drove to Kmart. Got out and my ankle was killing me. Not just killing me. Felt like everytime i took a step someone was driving a stake in it killing me...so i decided to get a compression bandage, because hey maybe i did something to it for real. The compression was too tight. My toes were screaming for mercy. I put my foot up, enjoyed my Valentines Dinner, and hoped it would all be better today. And it's not. And it's swollen huge. Like kankle huge. And it hurts like a mother. I adviled it all day and got another compression bandage this afternoon that i can adjust. And i'm just so freakin unhappy about this setback. And I'm not even sure what I did. And now i'm wondering if my other ankle hurts. And i googled ankle pain, and got sprain info but nothing super relevant.
I NEED SOME HELP
1) I'm not sure if there is something magic I can do to make it better (other than rice). 2) Could I just not be cut out for this? This is my 2nd ankle injury (just differnt ankle this time) 3) Is there something I can do to prevent this from happening again?? 4) How long should I wait before I run again?
I feel like crying. And i've never felt like crying because I couldn't run...well, prior to 6 months ago that is...And then this girl at work who runs often, just not that far, says today "i've been running for years and i have never injured myself"...just shut it...that was not what i wanted to hear....
Anyway, i'm off to find something productive to do to take my mind off of the fact that i should be running 6 miles today.....oh and by the way, i just hit my 6 month mark of quitting smoking...YAH ME!