So… apparently, not everyone knows what “on your left” means. Some people hear the saying and think only “left” and head in that direction. When this occurs, it’s often not good. In my case, the misunderstood statement lead to me veering even further left than intended followed by a rolling of the ankle. I hopped, I hobbled, I assessed the situation, and opted to continue.
It may not have been my best decision of the week but given the fact that I needed this run in the worst of ways, coupled with the fact that the sun was shining for the first time in weeks, I willed myself onwards. And while I was running, I felt no pain. Running was nearly effortless — leading me to believe that possibly my ankle was okay and that my cross training had been good.
The closer to my car I got, the more I felt less than invincible. By the time I was back in my car, heading to the office to pick up papers for my business trip, the ankle was throbbing. Now, I know that running was not the best decision.
But still; I’ve no regrets.