In April, I went into Kohl’s and found this cute running outfit. It was with the Kohl’s Cares items- so I bought shorts and a new shirt. I put them on the next day, keyed up my Chris Tomlin on the iPod, and started running.
Pretty quickly into my run, I heard a pop in my ankle. I slowed down for a minute, but it didn’t hurt, so I kept on running (hey, I was looking cute and on a roll! Lol!). I ran a full 3 miles that day!
BIG mistake! That night I was icing most of my leg, it ached sooooooo bad! I iced for the next few days and limped around after my daughter. It was clear I did something bad to it, but I thought I could just let it rest and after a few weeks I could run again.
So I rested it- and by rested, I mean I didn’t run. But it’s hard to really “rest” something when you have a 3 year old to chase after!
I tried to run a few times alongside my daughter while she rode her bike, but I just couldn’t get through a run very successfully without pain during and pain after. So I finally went to my doctor for my yearly physical and told her- she said to rest it more, then let her know if it didn’t get better.
It didn’t get better.
So I finally called again and asked for an x-ray. Which came back normal. So they sent me to an orthopedic doctor who asked for an MRI.
That’s how I started my day today. Well, first I woke up at 4:45am with my daughter, then dropped her off at my BFF’s house- and then realized I forgot the order from the doctor and had to run home and dig through my pile of random papers (everyone has a stack of those, right?).
So then I got my MRI and let me tell you it was a relaxing experience for me! Lol! I got to lay there, not moving, for over 30 minutes! I shut my eyes and just enjoyed the quiet- well, it wasn’t quiet, but it was a different kind of quiet for me.
So now I wait for the results and what the doctor decides I will do to solve this problem. Meanwhile, my foot aches! And it throbs! And I can’t wear my flats because they aren’t supportive!
I am bummed that I don’t get to run the Turkey Trot with my husband, but maybe I’ll be able to run a Jingle Bell Run in December with him. We have never run a race together before, but I think it would be fun! He is much faster than me, but maybe he would slow his pace for me, lol!
So, moral of the story: just because you look cute, doesn’t mean you should keep running after a pop! (my new outfit was pink, does that make it better?)
Have you ever had an injury that kept you from doing your sport of choice? Share your story with me!