Arrgh! After wallowing in the joyous afterglow of graduating last month (after numerous attempts in 3 years), I had a 3 week job in the Alps, lugging heavy kit along mountain trails, and sods law managed to sprain my ankle in the final week.
It would be easier to accept if it had been a dramatic fall down a sheer precipice, but the reality is I simply tripped up on a random twig or stone, empty handed along a perfectly level path and wrenched my ankle with a slightly alarming crunch and pop!
Initially I thought I'd broken it as the pain was so intense, but it eventually wore off so I could walk on it although it ballooned up and turned an impressive shade of purple. Being mid job, I couldn't rest it, so strapped it up and had to wait a week before getting it checked over in the UK, where a fracture was ruled out thankfully!
I've been told It won't be "right" for 4-5 months, but that in terms of running it's down to my pain threshold and that providing I take care and that it's not painful I can resume light running in a couple of weeks.
I've never had an injury like this before, so just wondered if anyone else has had any experience of sprains, and whether I'm deluding myself that I'll be bounding gazelle-like in a matter of weeks? (The gazelle bit is slightly delusional, as wheezing hippo is usually nearer the mark).