This past weekend was the polar opposite of the previous weekend, no polar vortex in sight. Yes, I went there. Why couldn’t my birthday be 60F? Oh my, Saturday was such a lovely day. And so tempting to run, but it was a rest day, and right now my ankle needs some TLC.
- Monday: 8 minute Tabatas workout x 4
- Tuesday: 5 mile pyramid on the TM, 10 Minute Yoga Abs, Flexibility & Relaxation
- Wednesday: 8 minute Tabatas workout x 4, DOGWALK!, Yoga Journal Evening
- Thursday: Easy 4 miles on icy trails (more like hike 2 miles, slog 2 miles), YFR Foundation
- Friday: 8 minute Tabata workouts x 4, Dogwalk, Yoga Tuneup Feet & Ankles
- Saturday: Yoga Tuneup Hips, Feet & Ankles, Dogwalk in a fleece!
- Sunday: Yoga Tuneup Hips, Feet & Ankles, 8 miles LSD with Darlene, ITB Core Routine & YFR Foundation postrun
Mileage: 17 (+2, except one run was more like half walk, half run due to ice)
TIU = Tone it Up
TM = Treadmill
YFR = Yoga for Runners
WU = warmup
YFPR = Yoga for Pain Relief
So running is still going pretty good, slowly progressing my weekly mileage and my long runs.
Except . . . a couple of weeks ago I noticed some soreness on the top of my left ankle after my long run. It was really just a blip, I barely noticed it and really didn’t think that much about it.
After the next week’s long run? Yeah, it caught my attention more. Didn’t hurt at all during the run, but the next morning, I was slightly hobbling down the stairs. And then a couple of hours later felt fine.
I was overdue for a chiropractor appointment, so I made one. Of course the first thing to pop into my mind was stress fracture. Only I’m really not running that hard or that long yet. A little googling and my bet is on tendinitis.
I continued to run. I was afraid of that chiro appointment, but she said I could keep running! I had started to ice the ankle and tape it as a precaution, and she showed a different way to tape it (I was really just guessing).
She’s not completely sure what it is, but said my ankles are really tight and basically I should stretch the $#%t out of it. And ice and tape. But it’s okay to run on it (I’m sure it would heal faster if I took a running break, but my half is a couple of months away; I’d do it if I had to but am happy that right now, anyway, I don’t have to.
I suppose Friday is part of the weekend, right? My friend wanted to take me out for a belated birthday lunch, and I had a coupon to a local tea house that was expiring. Win-win. I shared the deliciousness that ensued on Instagram, by the way.
I have been getting catalogs from Soft Surroundings forever. Such cute loungewear, but pricey (what isn’t these days). I treated myself to a top from their outlet and I love it! But I didn’t take a photo of it, Friday was a busy day. #bloggerproblems.
I also stumbled across Jill Miller’s Yoga Tuneup line over on Amazon, and immediately bought the lower body DVD. And obviously started using it right away. More stretching than yoga, but lots of innovative stuff there and I think I’m already hooked. It remains to be seen whether or not it’s helping, it’s only been a few days.
I also started with Yamuna Foot Fitness DVD again (I didn’t pay full price for this, but I did use my own money to buy it), I’ve used this on and off but lately it’s been mostly off. Don’t you love how you get injured or almost injured and suddenly you find the time?
Darlene and I also met up for our long runs this weekend. Saturday was just amazing — 60 and sunny! But very windy.
Obviously we didn’t run Saturday.
Much cooler Sunday but actually really good weather for a long run; I just wish it could have been sunny both days! Darlene did 4 miles before I met up with her to do 8. Dowhill out, which of course means uphill back . . . oh yes, positive splits! Except for the last mile. Some days I do like to push the last mile so I’m running hard on tired legs, cause that’s what you do in a half.
I’m happy to report Monday morning that, while the ankle is still not normal, after a faster and harder run yesterday, I didn’t have to hobble downstairs this morning.
And that’s a wrap!
Any tips for stretching out the ankles?
I forgot to add that I am participating in Kristy’s Grow Your Blog Hop for the first time (thank you, Kristy, for hosting it!) but I am sure it won’t be the last time. It’s a fun way to discover new blogs!