Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Sprained or strained muscles hurt. I ran the Acosta and Main Street Bridges on Tuesday afternoon and strained a muscle in my right ankle. Wow, it hurts.

It happened about a mile into the run before I got to the bridges. A friend and I were running along the river walk on the South bank of the St. Johns when it felt a pull and strain. I was able to keep running, but the more I ran the more it seemed to strain.

We continued up and down the Acosta Bridge and then ran past The Landing on the North Bank and up the Main St. Bridge back across to the South Bank. The pain subsided some, though I knew it was still there.

Then we went on to finish the run of about 4.5 to 5 miles. I actually seemed to be okay as we cruised to the completion of our run. Then as we cooled down, I couldn't walk. The ankle muscle seemed frozen. The pain tug in deeper. I limped to the car and drove home wondering if I could walk into the house. After rubbing it and loosening the muscle some, I was able to limp into the house.

Wanda saw the pained look on my face and obvious limp and questioned what I had done. I am almost half way into training for the March Gate River Run.

Please Lord, let this heal quickly.


1 comment:

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