Stupid Ankle

So, I was all happy about completing Week One of the Couch to 5K program and excited to begin Week 2…  When BLAMMO!  Injury.

The funny part is that I wasn’t even doing anything strenuous!

My husband and I met up with our neighbor at a local watering hole for a drink.  We were talking and, I decided I was going to grab a chair so that I could sit down.  (We were in the bar area, so I needed to grab a tall chair/stool thing.)  I was as happy as could be when I walked over, picked up the chair, and started walking back.  Until I rolled my ankle.  My shoes are pretty old and not very supportive, and the patio area had an uneven area (which I didn’t realize until the last minute)…  I shrugged it off, because it has happened before and was never serious.  So, I sat down and we continued our evening.  Wednesday morning – PAIN!  I couldn’t walk on it, and it hurt to move in any way – so I called in to work and sat on my butt for the day.  I felt so stupid!

I have been using an ankle brace, courtesy of my weak-ankled husband, and that seems to help a little.  I felt okay this weekend, but I had been wearing sneakers.  This morning, I put on my low heels, and the discomfort is back.  It doesn’t hurt so much as it feels like the ankle needs to be ‘popped.’  I’ve been being ginger with it, and getting around okay – but it’s definitely not at 100%.

I’m not getting discouraged, though – which is good!  Usually, I would use something like this as an excuse to stop the program.  But I feel like I have done something with myself, and it feels fantastic!  I’m going to do what I have to do to get my ankle in better shape and get back on the C25K train!!  I just hope it doesn’t take too much longer.  I don’t like falling behind on things!!!

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