Yesterday, I spent the better part of my Child Development class sneaking in searches about sprained ankles, broken ankles, recovery time, broke bones in the foot, and a few other variations. Since I've passed the 5 week mark since the mud run, I was concerned that my ankle was actually broken and not sprained. (Not having health insurance has stopped me from going to get an X-ray and the proper care).
Later in the day, something amazing happened. I was walking to my car to pick up my some paperwork for my Montessori training when my ankle cracked, something it hadn't been able to do in 5 weeks. Instantly, the pressure and the majority of the pain dissolved.
I then went to Pinkberry to celebrate. (yum!)
My ankle is still sore, but my range of motion as drastically improved, and the aching pain is gone. What remains is what Google tells me is a strain where the ligament feels stretched. I know I can't return to running just yet, but I can tell it's close!
I appreciate all the kind comments as I've wallowed for the past month and I look forward to being able to run with you again (virtually!)