Well I had a pretty good run this morning after setting off with a dodgy left knee and an aching right thigh which got better as I plodded along so went home had my bath and pottered gently round the house, watched a film with my daughter before she went home and then my son asked if fancied meeting up and going for a walk as it was so nice today.
Yeah , why not? So off I strolled passing my neighbours all busy strimming, mowing , pruning and gardening, washing cars and various other Sunday afternoon things. As I turned into the next street my left foot felt a bit odd under the instep and I thought maybe my sock was ruckled up underneath so I adjusted it and went on. Then by the top of the road I waited for my son and when he came along we set off. My foot was still uncomfortable but I just thought I need to stretch it out a bit after this mornings run.
We walked about 2 miles to the park and got halfway round and stopped to sit on a bench and have a drink. I flexed and rubbed my foot and thought it felt better so off we went again. We had a bit of a hill to go up before we turned to go back home and i was really slow by then. I hobbled on and when we got to my sons he asked if I wanted to go in and rest but I didn’t as I thought I wouldn’t get started again.
I was right too as it took me ages to hobble on getting slower and slower. I got in and tried to roll it on the spiky Pilates ball but that didn’t help. I sprawled on the settee with my foot up for ten minutes then thought I’d take some painkillers and make a drink. I nearly screamed when I stood up, couldn’t put any weight on it at all. Over the next half hour I just about managed to crawl upstairs, fetch the Epsom salts and Voltarol, find the blackberrying walking stick, run a bowl of water and hobble back in with it and soak my foot. I could barely move it to rub it dry and my ankle has swollen up now too. I have pins and needles in my ankle and my calf hurts. Ive has it raised on a pile of cushions and I can flex it slightly now but I’m scared to stand up again.
I’m hoping that the rest and painkillers will sort it as I only have another 4 runs left to graduation and I was so excited to think next run is last of week 8. I can’t bear the thought of having to delay.
Keep your fingers crossed for me please everyone 😡😥😥