I ran for the first time in 14 days after hurting my ankle…

AND it went GREAT!  Yay!  I’ve been really worried about re-injuring it if I ran to early, but didn’t want to lose to much training going into the Dopey Challenge in less than 2 weeks.  I listened to my body as far as rest, ice etc.  I got my courage up and out I went.

My daughter has been sick and has a cough that is slightly croupy, so fresh air did us both some good.  I put her in the jogging stroller and she fell sleep almost immediately.  The weather was beautiful out, sunny but a little brisk.  I ran for 4.5 miles and felt great.  I needed it to get a little piece of my sanity back.  I didn’t want to go to far and push my luck, but far enough that I could see how my ankle would do.  I wore my ankle brace, but didn’t feel any pain at all, just some slight stiffness.  This is what my ankle looked like 2 weeks ago today.  Very swollen.

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Bring it on Dopey Challenge!  I’m coming for ya!  I’ll still be “easy” on it in the meanwhile, but it is a relief to know that my ankle didn’t give out on me after a mile.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Meranda@fairytalesandfitness | 29th Dec 13

    Glad that your ankle is better. That first run after an injury always makes me a little hesitant! Good luck with Dopey!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 29th Dec 13

      Thank you 🙂

  2. My Pretty Brown Blog | 30th Dec 13

    I’m glad your run went great! My friend is doing the Dopey Challenge so I admire anyone who even considers doing it. I’m running the Princess Half in Feb…but who knows, maybe one day for a Dopey Challenge! Good luck!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 30th Dec 13

      One day you will definitely be up for a Dopey Challenge. I’ll see you at Princess Half!

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