Perhaps you noticed my blog was down for oh, a few weeks, and well… after quite a few hosting problems, I’m BACK! July was a semi good month, that ended pretty poorly. I started out doing really well at the beginning of the month! Up until July 29th… when I broke my foot running. Such a bummer, but onto the good stuff and when I was actually running.
I was at 40 miles for the month and running well. I had started back to running with the team and was feeling good, even if I was running slower than I had expected. I also had fit in 3 runs every week, besides the week we were on a family vacation, which I was happy with.
I also fit in an 8 miler, which was on target for at least part of my lake run during our upcoming cross country training camp that was to take place in August. The 8 miler was the longest run I’ve completed since having C and it was a great feeling to actually get into mileage again. It wasn’t easy and I definitely had to push myself mentally, but I felt really accomplished when I got home and I knew it would help build my base as I wanted to run longer mileage once a week.
It was nice to start running with the team again and gave me motivation to keep going when I was tired, even though practice is early. It was also nice to get my run out of the way first thing in the morning. It’s also nice to get to the local park without a stroller!
Then, on a Friday morning at practice up at Signal Hill, where we run some trails, I debated back and forth about going for a short 3 miler with the team. I had a long run planned for the following morning. I was like, eh might as well just run and about a mile into the run my ankle twisted and I fell down hard. Since I was on trails I slid down for a while before coming to a stop. The kids who were near me were shocked and kind of stood over me for a while and I took a few deep breaths trying not to cuss. It was not a good sight. I finally decided to try to get up and I could walk. I thought I would be able to shake off the pain I was feeling and walk the mile back to my car. As I walked my ankle got tighter and tighter. I was all bloody and limping. My entire right side was covered in road rash including my leg, elbow, hand and shoulder. I was a straight mess! I was really, really upset for going for a run and having this happen.
The next day I couldn’t put any weight on it and went to the urgent care where they said my ankle was broken. It was another upsetting day, and I scheduled an appointment with the orthopedic doctor for Monday. I’m in a walking boot and will be until September 2nd, hopefully when I can get it off and will be able to go to physical therapy to help regain some strength and movement in it. I wear the walking boot 24/7 besides showering and it feels really still when I do take it off to shower, but hopefully I’ll be able to walk normally in September.
I’ve never had an injury like this before where I feel so limited to doing anything and it’s been a little emotional. I really cannot walk far distances at all, but I am thankful the pain has subsided in my ankle, and hopefully that means it’s healing. Thank goodness the Olympics have been on as they have given me something to watch while I sit on the couch!
Because of the fall, I decided not to go to camp this year and the run around the lake was also out the window. Disappointing, but I know I made the right decision for my body.
As for C, she’s still doing awesome! Sleeping fairly well and eating anything and everything still. She’s walking a lot with her walker and has taken a huge interest in books lately, which has been fun. I can’t believe she will be one so soon, but’ it’s been so fun seeing more of her personality come out.