Two weeks ago today, I enjoyed my best run to date. It was the first day of my holiday, the sun was shining and at 8am, there wasn't another soul in sight as I whipped along the beach. I cooled off with an 'invigorating' swim in the North Sea and then headed home for some well-earned bacon and eggs.
Later that day, during a 14-mile walk along the coastal path, I lost my footing and went over on my ankle. It was a little sore but not enough to stop me. It wasn't until I took my walking boots off that I realised I'd done some damage.
I stopped running - much to my disappointment - but as the days went on, things weren't improving so on Thursday, I bit the bullet and went to the minor injuries unit. I've torn a ligament and chipped a tiny fragment of bone so it looks like I'm going to be on the IC for a while. My race for life number turned up on the same day, just to add insult to injury.
Does anyone have any advice? How long might I be out? Are there any exercises I can do to strengthen my ankle? Will I have to restart the programme? And how do I keep myself motivated enough to get running again once I'm mended? I'd really love to hear some positive suggestions as I'm driving myself mad! Thanks in advance!