Thursday, June 23, 2011

Slow and steady...

I had another physiotherapy appointment yesterday. I was told that I'm making great progress and that my ankle is healing quite nicely and quickly. I've also been given the go-ahead to run trails, but just not go too crazy on them. My next appointment is in 2 weeks, so I've progressed enough to decrease the frequency of treatment.

This morning I went out for a 5K run. It was a humid, but nice morning. I went through Victoria Park and was pleasantly surprised to see that the swans are back and there was also a heron. I need to get into the habit of getting up early and running in the mornings. It really is nice once I get out there, but the process of getting up and out the door is sometimes difficult. I know it will get easier as it becomes habit.

I'm slowly increasing my mileage, mostly with more frequent shorter runs (sometimes more than one per day) but I'll be adding a longer run (16-20 km) this weekend. Hopefully it goes well.

Monday, June 06, 2011


It’s just over 3 weeks since the ankle sprain (mid-marathon) and I went to physio for my assessment today.

I went for a 4K run on Saturday to test it out and it didn’t hurt, but felt tired rather quickly.

At the assessment today, I was told that the ankle is pretty good. PT said that if I wasn’t a distance runner, she’d just send me on my way, but instead I got some strengthening exercises and stretches. I do those for the next week and then go back for reassessment. I’m good to run as well, but I’m to keep the runs 8km or less until the ankle fells stronger.

Hopefully I’ll be back up to longer distances very very soon. ENDURrun is in 61 days! For now, I’ll take it one day at a time.