Last year I was super duper excited to participate in the Zombie Trail Run. It was so much fun and my friends and I had a blast. Such a blast, in fact, that my bestie/running buddy maintained that we would definitely sign up for the run again this year. And we did.
We were so stoked. The Run is more than an hour’s drive by highway so we had to be up early on Saturday morning to get ready and head out. But it was worth it because we had just as much fun.
Yep! That is my ankle. In fact, that’s my ankle 2 and a half days later. I was more than 4.5k into our 5k race, stubbed my foot on a rock, it cracked and I went down! *BOOM*
My ankles have both been broken and sprained and strained (it should be clear by now that I’m a klutz!) and therefore they are very weak. I guess I caught my foot on the rock just enough…. *sigh*. FORTUNATELY, the ankle isn’t broken. The crack I heard was just the ligament tearing. Fortunately.
I have another race in less than two weeks – on October 11. It’s kind of a big deal and I’ve been training for it for a while. I’m a little panicked right now but I’ve been icing my ankle and strengthening it and elevating it….so hopefully I can get back into training by this weekend (which just also happens to be my birthday – so, I mean, let’s be honest about how much training will get down this weekend!).
My fingers and toes are all crossed that the swelling will go down and I’ll be back on my feet – literally – in time for the next race.