Been having a few lovely runs since Bad-run-day last Sunday. Really enjoying the graduation runs, but Sundays hold something special, it seems. Towards the end of a 5K run yesterday I ran into a Portuguese village rally filling the narrow streets. As you do. Trying to get away from the crowds my foot greeted a pothole. Thought nothing of it and carried on until the end.
Fast forward 6 hours and I'm suddenly in so much pain I can't walk. The hospital wheeled me round the corridors and I left with a pair of crutches, an extremely tight bandage sock, anti-inflamatories, six days off work and the news I shouldn't run for at least two weeks. No fracture but a severe twisted ankle.
Now here's the thing.... today I'm fine. No swelling, no pain, pretty much back to normal. And this is before I even start the inti-inflamatories. Have continued with the RICE for the rest of the day, but am feeling a bit of a fraud.
Questions: should I continue with the RICE? can a sprained ankle really heal so quickly? Most importantly, should I really adhere to the advice of no running for two weeks?
Advice greatly appreciated.