Monday: rest day
Tuesday: 3 mile run (12:08 avg pace)
Wednesday: 3 mile run (11:16 avg pace)
Thursday: 3 mile run (11:28 avg pace)
Friday: rest day
Saturday: Warrior Dash
Sunday: planned to run 3-6 miles but turned into a rest day for the ankle
I noticed a little twinge in my right ankle on Thursday’s run. It wasn’t much, but it was there. I remembered that when I hurt my ankle a year ago, it started out as a little twinge that I ignored. I definitely didn’t want to make that mistake again, so I resolved to take it easy over the next week.
Unfortunately, there wasn’t a lot of time for rest over the weekend. It was pretty busy!
Friday was Jonathan’s birthday, so we went out to eat and then to see “Gone Girl” (book was better but movie was still pretty good).
The Warrior Dash was on Saturday. We were running with people from Jonathan’s work (some of whom don’t run), so I’m not entirely sure of my exact mileage. The course was 3.6 miles, but sometimes we would run ahead and then walk back to meet the group or stand and wait for them, so we could all help each other through. I learned (okay, I probably knew this already) that I may be too girly-girl for mud runs. I don’t even want to know what we were wading through.
After the Warrior Dash, we went to a bonfire at one of his coworker’s house. Mmm, s’mores!
I had planned to run on Sunday, but I could still feel the ankle whenever I walked, so I decided to rest it instead. We went out for breakfast at Cracker Barrel, and then I took a nice blueberry pancake induced nap. Later, we went out to play the Escape Game, which is awesome! Of course, I’ve always been into computer escape games, so doing one in real life was super fun.
Anyway, I’ve decided to lay off running until I at least cannot feel my ankle while walking. It doesn’t hurt (yet) but I don’t want to risk it turning into an actual injury and derailing my half training before it even starts.