Rather appropriately, I ventured out onto Hound Tor on Dartmoor late last week for a bit of a jaunt with me dog after visiting a client. It was great; loads to keep Izzie busy, and some great terrain...then it happened. I was [rather foolishly for someone of my advanced years] clambering over the Tor in my Brooks Cascadias ~ an item not best suited for such activities ~ when I slipped, and I found out the hard way that in an argument 'twix near-bare ankles and granite, granite wins. My ankle clobbered the granite in quite a modest way, but the result was instantaneous. How was I supposed to get off the Tor and back to the car?

Needless to say, as I am writing this from the comfort of my cottage, I did manage it, but I shall not be out running again for a wee while.

Swollen, sore and decidedly uncomfortable.


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13 Replies

  • Oh no! Poor you! Take it easy. x

  • Ouch, sounds painful! It does make you think about what you would do if you were seriously injured somewhere quite isolated. I hope you always take a phone with you. - or would your trusty hound go and fetch help like Lassie?

    Hope you get better soon.

  • No phone, because there is no reception. Thankfully I wouldn't have to relay on 'Lassie'. Izzie would just go and play with no thought about me...or would she just curl up and forever be remembered in the same way Gellert was?

  • Hope your ankle heals quickly. Glad you had a bit of a good run before it all went wrong. Take care.

  • Ouch, that sounds awful, poor you. Hope you're better soon x

  • Ow, ow, ow!!! Glad you made it back ok. Sounds like you need to check out AliPru's recipe for an ice pack. Hope you're better soon

  • I put some wellies on yesterday...now that was OWWWWWW

  • Not surprised! Good old wellie slap and rub on the ankle is the last thing you need!!

  • Sorry to hear that Sal xxx Here's to a speedy recovery , all the best to you xxx

  • Thanks. It will be better soon ~ I just need to remember all the advice I so freely dish out about RICE. Yeah, like that's going to happen!!

  • BIG Ouch Ouch :( hope you recover soon :D

  • Ouch! Sorry to hear you're crocked but you'll be fine soon. Just rest up and look after that ankle.You'll soon be back out there x

  • Yow, what bad luck! Hope the ankle recovers soon.

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