Couch to 5K

I brought this on myself!

I have some advice for anyone who ever sprains their ankle, rest it rest it rest it rest it REST IT!

Because I didn't, I really regret not giving my tendons time to repair themselves and now both of my ankles are very weak, if I sprain either of my ankles again I might not be able to use them properly for 6 months! (that means no running!)

I thought that because I'm only 20 that my body would recover quickly, but ankles don't work that way, I was ignorant and arrogant to think I could fool them!

Ankles are your friends! Treat them well and rest them when you hurt them!

Andy Murray also suffers from weak ankles! (check out those ankle supports!)

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you can see his owwwwww in this photo in the telegraph!


Oh this is horrible!

I've done the same in the past. Kept going over on my ankles in rugby games and never let them recover. Would be back training a day later and play a game the following week. I have seriously screwed them up because I didn't let them heal. They are so weak now!

:( rest them up xx


I have done the same to one of mine, however even a year after it happened I was still able to improve the strength of the ankle through physio. It's not perfect and I doubt it ever will be but I highly recommend persisting to be seen, just a few simple stretches everyday DO make a difference.


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