Still no running happening here. My ankle feels better most days, and then I have a day like today where I wake up and it aches. The swelling has gone down quite a bit, it's only a little swollen around the ankle bone.
I noticed that it was hurting more in the mornings than later in the day so I was thinking it was the way I was sleeping. I sleep on my right side with my left foot on top of my right foot. My right foot is the one I hurt. I was trying to lay on my left side so my right foot is on top, but I always roll over and end up with my right foot on the bottom. So Sunday night I got a pillow and put it at my feet, hoping that it would remind me when I rolled over to not roll over. And it worked pretty good. Yesterday I woke up and my ankle felt pretty good. So I repeated the pillow last night, and I woke up a lot more because of it, but I couldn't find that comfortable spot I had the night before and this morning my ankle hurt more than it has for several days. The other difference was that I took a bath last night. I noticed last week that the heat from a bath actually made it hurt more later, but I thought it would be safe almost a week later (today is exactly one week). That might have been what caused it to hurt more this morning. I don't know.
I'm rather frustrated about it. Right after I twisted it I was very upset and may or may not have cried . . . a lot. But then I thought that it wasn't too bad and I'd be running in a week. Today makes me worried that I won't be running for another week, or *gasp* 2 more weeks.
When I fell I also scraped my knee. I cleaned it but didn't have bandaids big enough to cover it, so left it covered for many days. My jeans rubbed on it quite a lot and bothered it, but I was too concerned about my ankle and not being able to run. Well, on Sunday it was hurting a lot, and looking at it, it was pretty bad.
I was hoping to do a short run on Saturday or Sunday. Damian was gone all day Saturday, and Chris works, so I didn't have the opportunity to do it then. I decided I would on Sunday, but Chris talked me into just going for a walk first to see how I felt. It's probably good that I didn't run. I don't think it's completely ready yet. Although, what I noticed most was my shoe hitting the bruised/swollen area around the bone, rather than anything else. I guess, the safest thing to do is to wait for the swelling to completely go away. I keep thinking maybe if I wrap it, it will be okay and I can run. I haven't attempted it yet, but it's so tempting to try today. =/
Have you heard of TimeHop? It's an app that accesses your pictures and facebook statuses. Yesterday morning I decided to see what I weighed because I haven't been feeling the "skinniest" and I needed to see where I was. 150 . . . and then I looked at TimeHop and it had a picture of the scale from a year ago saying 143. Ugh! As I type this there is a pineapple/whipped cream pie and some donuts in the break room. Oh and yesterday a coworker bought everyone Chinese food. I haven't been able to run for a week, and since last week was a "fat" week for me, and the scale was up yesterday (I didn't look today, Chinese food always makes my weight go up from the sodium) I decided I need to cut back on food, or actually "bad" food. I had actually made this decision yesterday, but then Chinese food happened and then Damian had his track banquet with pizza. So today, today I will be good, right? No donuts, no pie . . . oh, and should I mention the afternoon coffee habit I've gotten into? I don't like black coffee, I need heavily flavored coffee.
Good luck, Cathy. . .