Thursday, March 1, 2007

I have always had a weak right ankle. Periodically throughout my life it has turned on me; usually when I least expect it. It has been a few years since I twisted it so I was surprised to find myself sitting on the ground clutching it during a run two weeks ago. I limped around and babied it for a few days and forgot all about it. Then on yesterday's run it happened again and I could tell this one was really going to hurt. I was a couple miles from the house and I had to get to Billings so I finished my run and jumped in the car. By the time I arrived in Billings almost two hours later I realized I was going to have a hard time even getting from the car to my destination. I had a half dozen stops to make and it seemed like I couldn't park closer than three blocks away from any of them! When I got home last night after another two hours of driving I couldn't put any weight on the ankle and it was the size of a grapefruit and very colorful. The photo was taken this morning after a night of ice, Advil and rest. It is looking better than yesterday but is still very painful and I don't think I will be running for a few days. We have Search and Rescue Training in Cody this evening so I will test it out in the Rec. Center pool and try to get my workout there instead of on the trail. I guess I will be the record keeper during training as we are scheduled for a night of Deductive (ded) reckoning which usually entails quite a bit of walking. I just hope we don't get a Search and Rescue call during the next few days!

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