I was probably less than a half mile into my run whn I realized that I had made an error in judgement. I was dressed WAY too warm. Oops. Not sweaty warm but just warmer than I prefer. Not a biggie. I trucked on.
For the first mile, my ankle was FANTASTIC! It was just like normal....no pain an honestly no thought about it! YIPPEE
At about the mile mark the ankle wasn't bothering me per say. However, I was aware that I had an ankle. (Yes, this sounds crazy, but seriously....that's the best way to describe it When my body is working properly, you don't even pay attention to the certain body parts and thus it's almost like you don't have them..but then you become 'aware' of a body part.....almost like a precursor to pain ha ha ha). I wasn't too worried. Afterall, my ankle hasn't been up to snuff lately! I kept going.
Might I break from the regularly scheduled ankle report to say that at this time I was running/jogging and hadn't stopped for a breather at all!!! Go me!
It wasn't until about the 1.75 mile mark in my run that the ankle twinges really started to kick in. Still not really anything horrible...just there. Maybe a slight pain, nothing searing. Nothing too concerning.
So of course, being me....I did what I always do in such situations. I kept running. To be fair, I DID think about walking the rest of the way home...but remember, I hadn't stopped running at all and I wanted to run the whole way! It wasn't that far...and I made it just fine.
So good that I was able to run the whole thing (mind you...it was VERY slow) but bad that my foot is feeling it!
It wasn't until I actually got inside, relaxed a bit and moved on with my day that I realized that 'OUCH' my foot hurts!
Ohhhh, and I picked up a really weird hot spot/blister on the top of the second toe on my foot. Go figure.
So my plan???? Tape up my foot. (Yeah, 'J' and I may head out to walk/hike for a bit today.) Band-aid up my blister. And move on! When will I run again? Probably Monday or Tuesday! (barring any real set back with my foot!) I'm BAAAAAAACK.
Last night I was hungry and found myself literally gorging on food. SOOO not good. I was tempted to ignore putting my dinner into myfitnesspal but this morning decided to face the music, be it good or bad. Surprisingly, my calorie count is RIGHT IN LINE with where it needed to be. Go figure! And even better? (And probably because I was pounding water last night) The scales were very kind to me this morning. If I can maintain today's weight (and lost a half pound by Wednesday) I will be right on track for meeting my little Valentines Day Challenge. (Love Bites....14/15 pounds in 7 weeks) Woo hooo!
And just for a good laugh today........ (and in case the link breaks down.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGojEyYBmwc ) We can all make speculations about what type of awkward runner I am!