As described in yesterday’s post I’ve been having a tough time of it. Since June I’ve gained and lost the same 4lbs over and over again. So I haven’t really had any success on the scales for a while. Which is why I love the NSV link-up, it reminds us to celebrate the other victories, the ones that that scale doesn’t reflect.
So my NSV this week has been my determination to not give up on running. I took a few weeks off running, circumstances and laziness combined, but I decided to get back to it. I went out for run. I didn’t even give up when they closed my trail route. Instead I started looking into alternatives, I even tried different shoes (they didn’t work, but I tried). And I think this definitely counts as a victory, a victory over the old me who would have just given up, written it off and claimed that I wasn’t cut out to be a runner.
Having said that.............I went for a road run in the frog shoes last night. It started off fine, I was only doing 20 minutes. There were a couple of twinges in my left ankle, but I just brushed it off, “you’re running on road now this is what it feels like”. I wanted to quite, lots of times but I forced myself to keep going. In hindsight this maybe wasn’t my smartest move because by the time I finished my cool-down walk and got home my ankle was really sore. So I’ve been icing it. I’m not sure what this means. I had a problem in this ankle when I was living in the states. So maybe there is just a weakness there? I’m not sure whether this puts an end to my attempts to run on the road. Maybe I just need to add ankle strengthening exercises to my routine, I always thought they were pretty strong, I’ve never had any issues trail running and that’s supposed to be tough on ankles.
I guess I’ll just have to continue icing it and see how thing work out. But it’s a real bummer!