Janathon Day 16 consisted of the very exciting:
Janathon Day 17 was slightly more eventful:
That is what you get for pratting around in the car park. Matt has just pulled up, so I attempted some sort of skip, hop or jump and rolled my ankle on a seam in the tarmac. And no, my husband did not come to my aid. As I scraped myself off the floor, he actually asked where I had gone. The floor. One rolled ankle, a slightly bruised heel of my hand and a cut on my knee. Thankfully, I did not put a hole in my work trousers.
Janathon Day 18…
This morning, the swelling in my ankle had gone, it didn’t hurt and so I thought that perhaps I would be ok to run. I delayed the run by half an hour, waiting for a rain shower to pass through, but once it was dry, I changed and headed out. I started at a nice pace, and the first half mile felt pretty good. I then had to stop to negotiate my way past a family (you DO NOT need to walk 8 abreast, people!), and carried on. I made it up the first hill and my ankle started twinging. I considered whether it was pain or a niggle and decided on a niggle. I kept going, passed two ladies and then broke to a walk as my ankle started to hurt. I tried walking it out for a bit, but no joy. I attempted another run a little while later that resulted in some limping. I could feel that my shoe felt a little bit tighter than it had at the beginning, so I imagined that the swelling might have come back. On the plus side, the two ladies that I passed on my way back smiled and said I was doing really well, which made me smile, so thank you ladies!
I was right about the swelling. So here I sit, post-shower, with my exercise ball on two yoga blocks with my feet up and a tubi grip on the offending ankle. Ibuprofen duly taken to help with the swelling and stop the shooting pains.
I had the choice of 3 or 4 miles today, and completing the other tomorrow. I am going to have to use a joker for Jantastic for this week. I won’t be running again now until Tuesday, which will hopefully be enough time for my ankle to heal.
Now it is time for a cuppa, catching up on some blogs and reading A Storm of Swords now, while trying to take my mind off the fact that I really doubt whether I’ll be able to complete a half marathon. It seems an impossible distance – I haven’t run beyond 6 miles yet. Anyway… Tyrion has just come back round from his injuries, Davos has just been rescued and Daenerys has just been proposed to.