However, my ankle has been starting to bother me more and more. Last week I managed a few runs, pushing myself through the pain, and also spending some time on the elliptical. This week, however, has been worse. Monday night I ran a quick three miles on the treadmill at the hotel gym where I was staying. After, my ankle really started to bother me. My plan was to get up early Tuesday to squeeze in another run prior to my meetings, but my ankle had another plan.
I ended up taking Tuesday off, and during the day the uncomfortable feeling just got worse. Wednesday I could only manage two miles before I had to stop and move to the elliptical. Today, I didn't even try anything other than the elliptical. My ankle hurts when I walk, go down the stairs or move it wrong so running wasn't even an option.
I'm just so frustrated. All I want to do is run and clear my head; feel good again. But I'm not going to do anything that will further hurt my ankle. The pain started in my Achilles tendon and now the left side hurts as well. It's not a constant pain, but sharp pains while walking or running.
I'm definitely feeling sidelined right now. Luckily I don't have a race until the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, but I really miss running! I feel lost without it! Every time I see a post about running or how many miles someone ran, I feel jealous. Honestly, I also feel like I'm a failure because I'm not out there, too; that I'm being a wuss or something for not pushing it.
So that's where I am .... frustrated and lost without knowing how to work out without running. I'm hoping a few days off from running is all I need and I can get back into it soon. Sunday I'm hoping - send positive vibes! I've done so well not getting injured up until now. At least the worst of the pain waited until after the half marathon!
|Me too, running shoes, me too. I miss you.|
Have you ever hurt your ankle like this?
Would you go to the doctor or try rest first?
How do you work out if you can't run?
Until next time~