Monday, June 15, 2009

Figuring it out

On Saturday I went to Lake Pine. It is a park close to the house that has a nice 2 mile paved path around the lake. I ran 2 miles without feeling any pain in my ankle, so I thought I would try another lap around the lake and about half way through that second lap my ankle was KILLING me so I once again had to walk the rest of the way. I am beyond frustrated with trying to figure this out. I want to just run..... This morning I went running and I tried the run for 2 minutes walk for 3 since my running coach suggested trying that to help build up the strength in my ankle and I don't know if that will make any difference since I only ran 2 miles this morning. I am going out tonight for another 2 mile run and will try his advice for a week and see how things go. I am keeping running journal everyday so I can see where I have improved and how my ankle does at different parks and distances. I hope that will help solve my problems with my ankle.


  1. Wow, you're such a trooper! I have issues with my leg so I can't run either. But it looks like you enjoy running... I don't enjoy it enough to deal with the pain lol. Good luck with your progress.

  2. The run for 2 walk for 3 is awesome advice. 2 miles may not seem like a lot for the 10-mile- walk-is-nothing trooper that you are. But when you think about the exponential increase of pressure running puts on your ankle...if you do too much too fast you'll end up doing more damage. (That's what happened with my knees last year...they're better now because I started slowly this year) If you want a good work out, run/walk for a little while, then speed walk for the rest of the crazy amount of miles. It works...I promise :)