I’ve been diligent.
I’ve been submersing my foot and ankle in ice cold water *so* many times a day. I keep the water in a cooler so that it stays cold and then just add ice as needed. I have been doing my ankle strengthening exercises 3-4 times each day. I have carefully watched each repetition to be sure that I keep doing them correctly. I have taken my ibuprofen three times each day without fail. Finally, I have rested.
But although I don’t feel pain during the day, my ankle/foot just didn’t pass the test.
I put on my running shorts, and a t-shirt. I didn’t bother changing my bra as I wasn’t going to do much. I figured a mile on the track ought to be enough to test things out. I donned my new running shoes with metatarsal pads in place. My hair went up into the, previously frequent, ponytail and I drove to the high school.
BoBo’s practice was just ending. I told him to meet me at the van when he was done changing. I figured I could do 4 laps in that time even if I was walking.
With Garminia, myPod, and Old School at home, I began a slow job. I got about 1/2 way around the track and things just felt tight. I stopped to stretch, walked a bit and then picked it up again. After completing the lap, I knew that it wasn’t time to jog. I walked a lap without issue. So walking is okay but jogging just isn’t happening. I’ve been diligent in my care, but it doesn’t seem to have made a bit of difference.