On Monday I went back to my chiro for some more ART on my lower left leg. Wow, he found some seriously tight spots! I asked him if I could try running again and he said sure, so long as everything stays in alignment.
So on Wednesday I decided to lace up the ol' sneakers and hit the pathways of downtown Calgary for a run.
Please, oh please ankle, be okay with what we are about to do! I was a little nervous!
So how did it go? Well, it wasn't awesome but it wasn't completely terrible either. I was hyper tuned to how my ankle felt which I think tends to mess with your brain. Does it really hurt or are you so worried about it hurting that hurting is all you can think about? I did feel some achiness at times, but there were also times when my ankle felt just fine. All in all I still have some work to do with ART, the exercises my chiro has given me and doing what I can to balance my body out.
I guess this is just a reminder of how important it is to keep taking care of your body…both sides of it…when you are training for endurance races!