WARNING: 2 GRAPHIC PHOTOS BELOW
On Wednesday night I was having a wonderful training session with my Spring Into Training group. It was easily one of the BEST training sessions of my life. I was LOVING every aspect of it - and then in the blink of an eye while running pretty fast . . . .I rolled my ankle off of the sidewalk and I.WAS.DOWN!
As I sprained my right ankle by rolling it off of a 5" drop, I supermanned (yes, I'm making that a verb) and got road rash on my hands and shin. My left hand must have landed first as I sprained my wrist and it bruised almost immediately. My left knee must have hit right after that as I got a lovely abrasion.
|Outside of right ankle about the size of a softball - taken an hour after injury while in ER - nice, huh!|
|Taken about 14 hours later|
Problem? Just 2 weeks ago I signed up for 4 half marathons this summer/fall . . . working on plan B for the 7/22 race and still holding out hope of being able to do the others (9/1, 9/29, and 10/22). So much for that carefully crafted training plan that took hours to create . . . in a blink of an eye it can all be undone!
So . . . I'm doing a little better each day. I skipped my 10K today (first DNS/DNF race) and will be taking it easy all weekend!
I want to give a quick shout out to all the Spring Into Training participants who quickly came to my rescue. They were all incredible and generous with their resources - thanks ladies!!!! Probably would still be out there on the sidewalk had it not been for all of you!!!! ((HUGS))
Ever had a severe ankle sprain - how was your return to running afterward?