Went to talk with a PT today about the pain in my ankle. Normally I wouldn’t be paranoid, but did you notice there’s less than two weeks left until the Bolder Boulder?
Anyway, she said I have post-tibialis tendinitis. She said to stretch my calves, rotate my ankle (write a cursive alphabet with my foot), wear supportive shoes with my orthotics, and ice. Oh, and she said no more running until I can walk pain free. Check back in at the beginning of next week, and maybe I can consider doing the Bolder Boulder. Consider. Totally bummed.
I plan to be a super compliant patient, though. Ice pack under my desk at work – check! Writing cursive with my dangling foot while bored in meetings – check! Wishing and hoping and praying that I can still do the BB, even walk it. If I can’t run, well, I guess that’s what the Warrior Dash is for, right?
P.S. Wanna hear something scary? Yesterday, as my bestie was lamenting her post-half-marathon soreness (which is totally appropriate, btw), she said she’s already planning for another one in October. And she asked me if I wanted to do it with her. I didn’t laugh. And though I didn’t say yes, I didn’t say no……