It has been 6 weeks and 2 days since my last run. 42 Days. I've been patient. But I've also been slowly going crazy. I'm in my 3rd week of Montessori training, so I've been sitting a lot. Although my Montessori training deserves it's own post, for now, all I'll keep it short that it is inspiring and overwhelming.
Without being able to run, I feel like I am legitimately going crazy. I've cried more in the past week than I have in the past year. My ankle is still mildly swollen. I've read that some peoples ankles never return to it's original size, which is kind of sad, because I had cute ankles that matched my hobbit sized feet.
Examples include but aren't limited to "how long do sprained ankles take to heal", "can you always tell if your foot is broken,""running to help a sprained ankle." As expected all sources indicated that it would be most valuable to go to a doctor. Or to listen to my body. So given my lack of health benefits I decided to follow the latter.
Since I've been walking to/from class for the past week for about 2.5 miles each day. I figured I would be able to would be able to walk 2 miles at one time on the school track. Once there, I knew I wouldn't be able to resist trying out the ankle. I walked for 10 minutes and then began running one of the straightaways. It didn't feel natural, but it didn't hurt. My ankle does feel a bit weak but I was able to do it 4 times before deciding it was enough.
|Campus security drove by just as I was taking a picture, so I tried to look less obvious|