I don’t have a pretty graph for you this week because I didn’t run.
My ankle is still bothering me. I cared for it all week, icing it and elevating it and all that jazz. I even went to the gym on Thursday and worked out for 20 minutes on the elliptical and bike. By Friday, I was able to walk on it okay and traverse stairs gently, so I decided to walk The Mo Run on Saturday morning.
My alarm went off at 5am (*yawns*). Did I mention it was my birthday? That is way too early to be up on my birthday. I arrived around 6:30 am, ankle brace on. It was a pretty small race, with less than 150 people. Too bad I wasn’t running, maybe I could have placed in my age group or something. Anyway, a little after 7am, we were off. I took it pretty slow and by half a mile in, I was in last place. I enjoyed myself and posted goofy photos on Instagram for entertainment.
Around the one mile mark, I saw I was gaining on some people (one of them may have been a small child), so I decided it was my race goal to pass them. I got pretty close, but then they cut course just after the water stop. Yeah… (And from what I heard afterwards, several people did. Wonder how many I really would have beat had they not.) I was offered water, but I looked at them like they were crazy and said that I wasn’t really straining myself.
I never really came close to anyone after that, so I finished dead last. But, hey, it was in less than an hour! AND I had negative splits, ha!
Although I probably pushed too hard in trying to finish in under an hour, since now my ankle actually hurts more than it did last Friday. Ah well.
So it looks like I’ve got at least one more week of no running. Guess I need to start hitting the gym more this week to crosstrain.
Pingback: Progressive Runner | Injury screening, part deux.
Pingback: Progressive Runner | It’s Streaking Time!