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Disaster (Woe is me!)

tattiefritter2010-05-02 10:05:12 +0000 #1
Set off for my 11 miler, running along at a nice sensible pace rather than my usual bull at a gate and about 4 miles in I go and turn my ankle - badly. I swear I though I heard something crack and almost threw up the gel I had just eaten. I found something to sit down on to take stock and take weight off my foot. Realised I was at possibly the furthest away point on my run I could be from home and OH away for the day decided my best option was to walk as it would no doubt take ages for a bus to pass and I'd still have to walk for a bit which would hurt even more if I had sat down for a while.

I set off gingerly but thankfully I was soon able to walk reasonably well - but I got so cold, running kit is not the warmest of stuff to walk in in freezing rain. About a mile form home I realised I was walking normally and tried to run to get warm, managed to run the last mile home which I'm not sure was the most sensible idea but at least I got warm. I'm now sat here with a bag of frozen peas on my ankle having consumed some Ibuprofen and my ankle hurts way more now.

I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself, running is definitely out for the next few days (as is likely next Sundays 10K

) just hope I can bike tomorrow.

Just cut myself a wedge of Christmas cake to eat while I decide what I'm going to have for lunch (and to keep me away from the left over Christmas chocolate in the house) and I'm going to wallow in self pity for a while.


mimitabby2010-05-02 10:08:19 +0000 #2
Gee, girl, glad it wasn't worse! and how heroic, to get yourself back on foot (as if you had an alternative!)
tygab2010-05-02 10:49:48 +0000 #3
remember to RICE - Rest, ice, compress, elevate! It'll probably take a few days to know how it is, but you're probably only set back about a week or two...

Feel better soon!
Bikingmomof32010-05-02 11:04:12 +0000 #4
Sorry to hear about your ankle.

Listen to Tygab, great advice. Take care of yourself, you will be able to run again soon enough.
cosc2010-05-02 10:24:06 +0000 #5
Sorrry

about your ankle. I hope it heals quickly.
Tri Girl2010-05-02 11:39:15 +0000 #6
Oh no!

Take good care of that ankle and be easy on it!!!

I'm glad you're OK!

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