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????