Day 33

On Wednesday I often work at night and stay up late. That’s why my husband usually has a resting day on Thursday because he knows I need to sleep some more. This morning my ankle felt a little bit sore. Maybe because I sat up for a long time last night without elevating my left leg. But I didn’t have any pain when I was at the gym. I ran slowly 4.25 miles. I was watching myself in the mirror carefully. I needed to check whether my gait was changed or not. I didn’t see any change and feel relieved. Well, since I didn’t feel any pain so there shouldn’t be any change of the way I ran. But I will still be very careful for a couple of days.

In the afternoon, I walked more than a mile with my corgis. Actually I didn’t plan to do a long walk but I forgot to bring the house key and locked myself out. I didn’t even bring my cell phone. It was quite windy and cold. I needed to wait about an hour until my husband come to my rescue. I didn’t want to get sick. So I decided to walk to our doggy daycare center. Over there I could wait for him inside and walking a mile is better than just sitting in the wind. Oscar, the owner of Doggy Dojo, and everybody were so nice. They let Jeter and Cappy run around while I was waiting for my husband. I was reading magazines and Oscar gave me a bottle of G2. I love DD. It is more like a really good friend’s house than just a doggy daycare for me.

After some time my husband arrived and we all came back home. Jeter and Cappy seemed to enjoy these unexpected afternoon activities. But I didn’t. Even though I am grateful of being helped, I don’t like the fact that I locked myself out. It makes me feel old and stupid. But time to move on. Hopefully day 34 will be better than today.


Day 32

My husband woke me up before 5:00 am this morning. But I couldn’t get up. So we didn’t go to the gym early in the morning. I was selfish. (But he was okay with my decision because he knew I needed the rest.) I wanted to sleep more but because of me, my husband skipped the gym today. I could go to the gym later but for him, that’s not the case (He said he was happy not going today 🙂 He really loves me). I was the bad one today. I am so sorry.

I went to the gym after 9 am. Because of my ankle, I walked more, ran slowly. But I could do 4.04 miles. I didn’t feel any pain but when I tried to rotate my ankle at certain angles it felt sore. I did R.I.C.E. again on my left ankle after I came back home. I will just be more careful for the next few days.

Day 31

Since I started my 100 days of running at least 3 miles a day project, I have been doing pretty good without any major problem. But today I had a scary moment which could end my running project at day 31.

We went to the gym early in the morning. I was surprised that my husband woke up early after having a long tiring day yesterday 🙂 I ran 4.04 miles and he walked 2.85 miles. My legs felt a little bit tired from yesterday’s faster pace running and more than 4 hours of walking with heavy shoes. But I ran. And I felt better.

During the day I took a much needed rest. The last couple of days I didn’t sleep enough, my mileage went up a little, and I had more things to take care of like Christmas decorations and my corgis’ vet visit. I don’t like feeling tired like this. It’s not a good tired feeling. So I took a rest. My corgis, who played hard yesterday at DD, did the same thing with me. Everything was okay until I took them out for the afternoon walk.

When we were out, Jeter and Cappy were alert and kind of growling at a man walking toward to us. Usually Jeter does that toward another dog sometimes but not at people. Cappy is a really sweet girl and friendly to everyone – sometimes too friendly. So their behavior today was quite unusual and I tried to check out the guy they were growling at while taking my dogs to the other side. And that was the moment I misstepped on the uneven part of sidewalk. I felt pain on my left ankle and yelped. I managed to move to the bench and sat down. The first thought in my mind was “will I be able to run tomorrow?”. I touched my left ankle and tried to move it. It felt numb for a minute but thankfully started to feel better. I sat there for some more time. Jeter and Cappy were so worried and gave me kisses. I hugged them, too.

After some time, I could walk my dogs without any pain. When I came back home, I started RICE – resting, icing, compressing, and elevating – my ankle. I don’t know how my ankle survived after being turned so badly. I don’t have any pain and felt so lucky. But I will be very careful tomorrow.