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  • 3 miles
  • 00:41 time
  • 15:46 pace
  • 532 calories
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alright Back to it (walking at least!) 2.6 mi 00:41 15:46 pace

Amazingly, after worrying that I would need to wear a boot to immobilize my ankle enough to walk, yesterday, I woke up not even noticing the injured ankle when I walked into the kitchen. The pain showed up a little later, but was definitely less significant, to the point I could walk normally.

So I decided to give it a go, just walking the flat section of road alongside my house - out and back.

I did 1.5 miles of that and came back in, waiting for a reaction. No reaction, so after lunch, I went back out again!

I tried a couple of steps of running, just to see. And yeah, that ain't happening yet. But the ankle is definitely improving now, and I do not need to see a doctor for this. Heating pad and strengthening exercises can now begin. I can start to feel the knots where the actual problems are, so foam roller can get in there too... wahoo!

  • Jeff L.
    Jeff L.

    Please share your ankle exercises and roller technique. Glad to hear the good news.

    4 days ago Like1 person

  • Wilt A.
    Wilt A.

    Don't know what happened, but pleased you're working through it so well!

    4 days ago Like1 person

  • Cari H.
    Cari H.

    A lacrosse or tennis ball with your hand can pinpoint that area too sometimes better than the larger foam roller. And Patience...

    4 days ago Like1 person

  • Morey B.
    Morey B.

    1/10th of a marathon. sounds like the healing process is continuing.

    4 days ago Like1 person

  • Mike K.
    Mike K.

    After how it sounded, walking without pain is big progress!

    4 days ago Like1 person

  • Pierre M.
    Pierre M.

    This is such good news in every aspect, after the downer just the other day.

    4 days ago Like1 person

  • John K.
    John K.

    Jeff, I might have to do a little DM note about all of that, since I normally do quite a lot of lower-leg exercises even without being injured...

    3 days ago Like2 people

  • John K.
    John K.

    Cari: yes, both tennis and lacrosse balls are in play already :)

    3 days ago Like