After running the Brisbane Road Runners Club 5k last week and feeling great the last 7 days haven’t been that great. After the race my ankle started to twinge and by last Monday afternoon it was hurting and I didn’t dare run and was miserable at the thought that I was doing well and then down I went again.
On the advice of a running buddy of mine I did a bit of cycling this week and some light running and along with some simple physic exercises that I remembered from a while ago and a great app called Physio Advisor * on my iPhone I am now feeling much better ankle wise 🙂 I wanted to swim too but the lane pool was closed, but I bought myself some flippers read to work and build up those ankles.
From the ankle came the sickness. I feel like if one thing hasn’t got me this week another has. Lots of people at work have been sick and still gone into work. I’ve been dosing myself with lots of veggies and vitamins and today was the day I felt like I’d been hit with a sledge hammer and eyes watering and just not feeling on par. So tonight when I was meant to run and to then do some P90x arms instead I came home, switched on the heating and sat feeling sorry for myself waiting for my husband to come home and cook me dinner.
I’m hoping I feel better tomorrow, then it’s back to training ready for my next race in September 🙂
Please see a link below to the ankle exercises that Physio Advisor* recommends which are pretty much what my human physio gave me and one of the gym instructors at the gym I go to also said she does.
* I’m not recommending you use Physio Advisor instead of seeing a doctor/physiotherapist – if you are injured go and see someone that is suitably qualified to diagnose your ailment.