This weekend my mom was here and we had a yard sale. It was a terrible yard sale. It rained all day on Saturday. We packed up about 2pm, and I did a lot of walking, lifting, and just was on my ankle a lot. On Sunday I decided to go for a 4 mile run, and it didn't bother me much. Yesterday (Monday) I rested it, and again, it wasn't too bad. I woke up this morning (Tuesday) and decided to try to wear heels. If you know me, you know I love shoes, and I wear primarily heels to work, I haven't worn any for 4 weeks. Today I thought it felt good enough to try. By the time I got to work my ankle hurt enough that I put on my tennis shoes that I brought "just in case." And it is still bothering me. I even took an ibuprofen.
This time last year I was starting my marathon training, I was already a week into it. I added 2 weeks to the plan because I wanted a run longer than 20 miles before the marathon, and this year it's a week later. So that gives me a little bit of room. But most plans are 18 weeks long, and that means that I would have to start training the last week of June. That's only 2 weeks away.
My problem is the fact that I feel better when I run. I feel better about myself in all ways. So to quit again is a really hard thing for me. But is letting an injury linger longer (and possibly making it worse) worth it? Probably not.
A friend recommended that I do some rehab exercises so I looked up some. I found this site and the exercises appear to be fairly easy so I'll try it.
Not running again brings up my goal of a race a month. I am registered for the Seattle Rock n Roll half that is this Saturday, but I'm (obviously) not doing it. There is a 5k next Saturday that I could register for and do. I could run a 5k to keep up with my streak.
I started writing this yesterday, and my ankle really bothered me, so I was thinking I would stop running. Today my ankle feels really good, so I think I could run . . . but maybe I should stick to what I was thinking yesterday and stop running so that I can start marathon training in 2 weeks and not worry that I'm doing more damage.
I think I'll wait on the running . . .
|From my run on Sunday.|