Happy Sunday all 🙂
Hope you all have had a great weekend. Mine has been full of taking care of the sick hubby and relaxing myself. But I’m not complaining because the boy will be gone for most of the next 3.5 weeks, so I’ll take whatever time I can with him :).
Since I only got a 10k in yesterday, I had plans on the books to run again this morning, in hopes to replicate a bit of a long run, running 3 days in a row, while not pushing my still healing body beyond it’s limits.
Workout for the Morning: A Fall 5 miles
The theme of this mornings run was definitely Fall.
The leaves and trees have fully turned, the weather is crisp, and quite frankly it’s perfect for short runs like today’s.
Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t the only thing “Fall like”
I was cruisin’ along this morning, feeling good, climbing 16th street, when I took a pretty good tumble. I was in shock for a second, and waved off a few nice people who wanted to help, assuring them I was OK. Then did a whole body review.
Unfortunately, my ankle hurt pretty bad, and I knew it had twisted pretty badly. I don’t want to say I twisted it or sprained it (because my race is in less than 2 weeks), it just twisted itself a bit. I sat for about 5 minutes, waiting for the pain to subside and deciding whether or not I should continue.
My brain knew I should call it a day and go home and ice — but I’m dumb and continued on. My ankle felt OK, and I finished the 5 very hilly miles with out TOO much pain.
Unfortunately — the pain hit when I stopped running (duhh). I’m trying not to psych myself up, I’m going to ice it for the afternoon and lay off it the next couple of days. Thank goodness I’m tapering and my schedule is light anyway.
Honestly, I don’t think it’s anything too serious. I don’t think I would have been able to finish the run. It’s more no runner wants to be in pain this close to a race, ha.
My First Pumpkin of the Season
To continue the Fall theme…I got my first pumpkin late today the coffee shop near our apartment.
Thank goodness they didn’t mind I was just coming off my run and still quite smelly :).
And now, it’s time to shower up, finish baking (RECIPE LATER!), ice my ankle and enjoy my latte 🙂
Question of the Morning: When was the last time you fell on a run?
Unfortunately for me, it happens all the time.