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.

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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.