Whew, this is the quietest I’ve been here. It’s not by design, it’s just been a busy time lately. But now… it’s ON.
Everything seems A-OK with the sprained ankle. I’ve rested, I’ve recovered, and I’ve healed. And I’ve run. Healing an injury is stressful and confusing, but it’s all going well here in post-sprained-ankle-land. And I’m about to get back to training in full force.
The ankle still hurts when I twist/move it outward, or sit “criss-cross-applesauce” as the kids these days call it. But running? Running is fine.
I kept it to a light track workout last week and just did three intervals at a reasonable, non-gung-ho pace.
I’ve embraced my lighter training schedule and spent time doing other things – like playing baseball with my son.
And walks with the kids.
And my three-mile loop around my neighborhood was awesome. I could have gone further, longer, faster – but I just enjoyed. And as I got home I ran into my sweet daughter on her way to her bus stop.
It’s been a nice little break from the heavier training load, but I’m back at it again with the Ironman training starting up soon. But most of all, I’m glad my injury appears to be a minor setback and I’m back on my feet.
Because Fall running is simply the best.