Friday, August 31, 2012

Continue to Run

Well, I went to the doctor this morning to have my ankle looked at. The physical therapists where I work have taken pretty good care of me, but still suggested that I go have my ankle checked out. I had x-rays taken and thankfully there were no stress fractures. Bottom line.....overuse. The doctor noticed some swelling and I was told to "take it easy." Ummmmm, I have a 15 miler on my training plan Saturday. I explained my upcoming marathon. My training program and what it consisted of. When the doctor saw my tears welling up, he suggested we try a few things. Since the pain is no worse running, I can continue to run. I need to ICE ICE ICE. I am not one to take any medicines but recommended ibuprofen. Continue to have it taped. After a few more suggestions he said that he would consider a cortisone shot but not until I was closer to marathon time. I still have way too many training miles. So, I did leave with some hope. 

When I got to work I grabbed a tech and said, "I need to ICE my ankle!" 





I got home from work around 3:30 and looked around for some pre run food.

Oops sorry this is sideways. I figured a smoothie was perfect.I added was a frozen banana, a tablespoon vanilla and lots of spinach.

YUMMY!! Such a pretty green.



I headed out for a run after my smoothie settled. I wanted to show you a picture of my heartrate monitor. It sits right under my sportsbra. Honestly it does not move and I do not feel it. It sends signals to my Garmin watch and shows me my rate. I ran/walked 4 miles tonight. My ankle still no better no worse.

I made myself a quick dinner of eggs and a slice of toast. I am off to a meeting!!


Anyone else struggling with a running injury????



8 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm so sorry... injuries are the worst!! I sprained my ankle last year and had to take a week or two off but when got back to running pretty quickly. Then this summer I was increasing mileage and my shin got grumpy. I think I'm ready to roll again now, and am hopefully wiser for it!

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    1. This being my first running injury has me totally bummed!!!! Nice to hear that you made it back after a sprained ankle. Glad you are ready to roll again!!

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  2. Teresa! That ankle! Ice, Ice Ice. Hope you are well enough for the 15 miler. When's the marathon again?

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    1. The Marine Corp Marathon is October 28!!

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  3. Oh no! I hope your ankle gets better - injuries are no fun. I have very tight calves so running is always a struggle for me. Your smoothie looks so awesome and green!

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    1. My smoothie was awesome and VERY green! So green that I had to check to make sure my teeth weren't stained!! Lol

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  4. What a bummer, I hope your ankle feels better soon! Be careful though - a marathon is not worth REALLY inuring yourself for.

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  5. I know. It's so hard to slow down when you feel like you can't miss a run with training. Tomorrow will be the big test. 15 miles and then see how my ankle is Sunday!!!

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