This is my 1st post, I've been lurking for a long time and love reading the posts, if I need motivation (which I totally do right now), here is where I come.
So, my story.
I'm 43, out of shape & before I started Couch to 5k at the beginning of March this year I hadn't run since i was about 15. I'm 5'10" & I weighed 208lbs when I started, so around 4 stone overweight.
About halfway through W4R2 I started getting severe pain in my right ankle, no stumble or fall, no turned ankle. It was a lunchtime run so I limped back to work. General consensus (colleagues, parents, 2 GPs, an AP at the surgery, a friend who is a sports physio) was the wrong shoes - I'm not even gonna admit to you guys what shoes i was running in - plus no trauma, no previous injury, equals tendonitis.
At 9 weeks I finally convinced GP to refer me for an x-ray.
Very long story short - 'intra-articular fracture of the right distal fibula' - my leg is broken just above the outer ankle 'knobble'.
It hasn't healed, I don't know whether this is because I hobbled around on it for 2 months undiagnosed or not. It's now 22 weeks (tomorrow) and I'm currently waiting for an date to go have an operation involving chisels, grafts and metal. Then I start again with the healing.
I'm sorry to unload like this, I was starting to enjoy running SO much (slow as I was) and I'm feeling a bit blue. No activity for 5 months so far & probably at least the same again before I can think about trying - I'm a bit of a grumpy girl.
Has anyone else had anything like this happen?
On the slightly brighter side, I've lost 10 lbs since the break - no idea why!
Thanks for listening