11/6/07

Well, shit.

I ran 11 miles yesterday (yay), but then woke up with a wicked sore throat this morning. I was on the couch in my fleece pants most of the day, drinking lots of tea and swabbing my nose with Zicam every four hours. I was kind of flipping out about the training time I might miss if I really am getting sick. Around 5:00, I took my dog out for a walk, and the there was an altercation between my dog (who is a complete pussy and just did the "curl up in a ball, then hide" defense) and one of the three crazy dogs that live in the dorm next door. As I was trying to get my person between the two dogs, I was dragged down a quite uneven and tree root laden hill by my dog. I swear I could hear him screaming, "RUN AWAY" (and in his best Monty Python voice too).

ANYWAY, in the process, I rolled my right ankle pretty badly. I made it the 30 feet to the door of my building before I was crying. Then I got in the apartment and was in full on waterworks. It wasn't about the dog. He was fine, and dogs just do that. I was in quite a bit of pain, and FREAKING OUT. I know it's not broken or anything, but I know this will put me out of training for at least a week. Normally I would love to not have to run, and for one whole glorious week. But I am supposed to run a marathon in 67 days. Oh wait, I'm also supposed to run 13 miles in 6 days.

I was raised on rest-ice-compression-elevation (R.I.C.E, in case you are bad with acronyms), so I have had an ice pack strapped to the ankle off and on this evening. Hopefully the ankle will be less tender and swollen tomorrow morning, but I am going to head over to see the trainer to see what he tells me. He may say a week, he may say two weeks, or he may say to stay off of it for two days (keep your fingers crossed for option C). On the upside, I haven't noticed my sore throat much.

3 comments:

Runner Gal Leana said...

Ouch! Oh no! I really hope your ankle gets better soon. If in doubt be sure to rest as you don't want to reinjure it. You won't lose a huge amount of fitness if you don't run for 2 weeks, but you want to make sure the rest of your training for the marathon goes well. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

aerorunnergirl said...

That sucks so much! I'm really sorry. Hope you're feeling better soon. Damn ankles...

Laurel said...

Oh no! That sucks! Keep icing and get better soon! I just got over the flu this week, it stunk, but the good news is, it went away fast.

Get better!