A Simple Running Log

June 22, 2009

Training for 6/22/09 plus general whining

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 3:14 pm

This morning, I managed to do my normal Monday morning weight training, which put me in an extremely good mood, and I’ll tell you why.

Last week SUCKED. After I ran seven miles on June 13, a Saturday, there was a definite twinge in my left ankle area, on the outside of the foot. Since I don’t normally run on Sundays or Mondays, I figured the ankle would get to rest for two days and be back to normal by Tuesday morning. I got up early Tuesday morning and left for a five miler, but made it about a tenth of a mile before hobbling back to the house. When the same thing happened the next morning, I went to the doctor.

Turned out it was tendinitis, or an inflamed tendon running from my left leg bone down to a foot bone. I was worried I had a stress fracture, but several X-rays showed no cracks or chips on any of the bones.

The doctor gave me this boot that went up to my knee to keep the entire foot stabilized (he wanted to give me crutches too, but I thought that was a little overkill) and a prescription for an anti-inflammatory, which I didn’t bother to fill.

For the rest of the week, I puttered around in my boot and periodically put ice and a heating pad on the tendon.

I was already pissed that my crappy job had placed me on furlough for the week and somehow unemployment benefits managed to pay me significantly less than I earn in a week, and not being able to run only pissed me off more.

Plus it rained. Every. Single. Day.

That’s why I was so thrilled this morning when I was able to work out without pain. I bought an ankle support over the weekend, and it seemed to help. I even did a little “jog” around the room, just to test out the tendon, and there was no pain in that foot!

So I’m back at work, the sun is shining (of course) and I’m confident I can get in a run tomorrow morning.

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