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Sitting on the sidelines for a while

Did my usual run on wednesday, felt slight twinge on inner part of left ankle. Nothing after the run, so off I go on friday, same twinge into the first km, then it suddenly got worse, had to limp home, and 24 hour later still limping. So there will be no runs for me for a while.

There is no swelling or bruising, just pain when I try to put my foot straight. So now I look like Donald Duck with my foot splayed out

Looks like I am on the bench for a while. So frustrating. I am not good at sitting quitely doing nothing!

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Ouch. Sorry to hear that your ankle is playing up. I am also unable to run at the moment. It is very frustrating but I have be doing swimming and working on a stepper, to keep up my fitness level.

At least we have the olympics to watch whilst we sit on the couch !


Too right TJ, I was shouting at the TV the other night when the cyclists were on.

Quite like armchair sports, but its not the same as being outside and jogging.


Somehow though you do appreciate it more though dont you now you are a runner too?

I am looking forward to seeing the Mobot out for the 5 and 10k as they are "my distance" albeit not my times ;-) well Mo's 10k time is isn't much more than my 5k time 8-)

Go Mo;


Wasn't it sensational?!


Awesome Mo's the man!

I saw the first 5k of the womens marathon went down in about 18 minutes ...... Burble ..........


Sorry about your injury! Hope you recover soon! I seem to remember something about "rice" for injuries..... Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation? Take care burstcouch!



rest - tick- but its so boring !!

Ice- no tick- as no swelling so have not used any - apart from in a G & T tonight.

Compression- tick, trying not to cut off the circulation with the bandage.

Elevation- tick, lying on the sofa right now.

frustration, lots of it!!!!


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