Injured Reserve List.
Have you ever done something and continued to do something that you know isn’t good for you, but yet are in complete denial about?
For the past 5-6 weeks, I have continued to run on an injury that I know I needed to let rest. My ankle has been sore and hard to walk on for 6 WEEKS. When I see that written out, I get so mad at myself. Why didn’t I take some time off weeks ago and let whatever was ailing me heal? 2-3 days doesn’t cut it.
Let me back up… lets jump in our time machine and ride back to Saturday. During my long run, I was chatting along and without stepping funny or doing anything out of the ordinary, all of the sudden a sharp pain starts in my ankle and I thought, “Oh shit. I’ve done something to it. This hurts too bad to continue running.” We were meeting a group less than a mile away, and by the time we met up with them, the pain had disappeared. So, I continued on, without stopping. I worked on my feet all day Saturday, with my ankle tender and sore. I decided I needed to see an ortho though. It was time. (You think?!)
I talked with my friend Jana’s husband, who is in his residency for Ortho, and he suggested time off and (gulp!) flat supportive shoes (No heels!!) and an ankle brace. He also said that seeing an Ortho wouldn’t be a bad idea.
Sunday morning, I woke up and could barely put pressure on it. I went ahead and bought some new running shoes.. ones that are a stability shoe. And let me tell you, they are some of the ugliest shoes I have ever owned. But, they feel good. (sigh.) Not that I can run in them right now.
I called and got an appointment with an Ortho after we get back from our cruise next week.
So, I guess it’s time to meet my new best friends…
I’m hoping it’s just some tendonitis and not a stress fracture. But with the burning that accompanies the pain since Saturday, I’m not sure what’s going on. But, just add me to the Injured Reserve list for the next couple of weeks.
You can imagine how mopey I am.