So nearly 10 weeks after my last run ended in a muscle pull, and after tearing ligaments in my ankle a month ago, this was my first run and a hot one at that. Lots of work to do to get my fitness back up.
In case anyone was wondering about the lack of updates, I should probably let you know it’s all injury-related. After the calf muscle taking so long to settle down, I’d assumed that following a bit of rest and all the cycling in Gstaad, it’d die down a bit and I could start running again.
And then on the 8th August after a long day starting at 2.30am with a drive to the airport to drop Alison off for her holiday, I tripped walking home from work later that night and I appear to have done something pretty nasty to my left ankle. Here are some photos with my right ankle in shot for comparison:
Yes, I should’ve gone to A&E to get it checked out, but:
- It’s a long way to St Thomas’ from where I am and I couldn’t walk, so public transport would’ve been a nightmare (and there was no Alison to drive me); and
- If it is broken, they’d put it in a cast which would mean this week’s motorbike holiday for me would be off, as would my two holidays next month.
So we’ll wait and see if I can run on it in Fuerteventura next month and if not, I’ll get it checked out in October.