Personal Bests

  • 04/07 Boston Marathon3:33:22
  • 10/08 Hartford Half Marathon 1:46:23
  • 09/06 New Haven Road Race 20K 1:36:47
  • 08/04 Deary 5-M Road Race - my 1st race ever 39:37
  • 11/06 VMG 5K 21:05
  • 07/06 Boombox Mile 6:12

Breaking The Tape

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When You Can't Run, Drink Instead

I’ve been sidelined for a few days. It’s amazing what can happen when there’s  a little ankle-wobble  on an unstable rock at mile 2.5  which then blossoms into a swollen, mildly sprained ankle 8-ish miles later. By the time I got home and climbed out of the car, I could hardly walk.

Two cycles through a contrast bath, some Alleve, some rest and elevation, and I was shakin’ my groove thang ten hours later at a masquerade ball.  But running has been out of the question. Heck, stairs were tough until today.

Since there’s not much running to post about, I will share my latest ‘freebie’ with you. I was contacted by Cafe Press with an offer for a FREE SIGG water bottle in exchange for some blog-time. I’ve been interested in purchasing a stainless steel bottle but haven’t found a design I really liked. This was the perfect opportunity!

Here’s my selection:

Clearly, with this bottle, I will finally be able to reach the floor in a forward bend pose.  If not, then I can always lean on the bottle.

You can find millions of custom sweatshirt hoodies and funny t-shirts at CafePress – even personalized Christmas gifts!

3 comments to When You Can’t Run, Drink Instead

  • Egad. Sorry about the rock, Dianna. But cool water bottle. :)

  • I sprained my ankle this past weekend on my first trail run! I was doubtful that I would recover so quickly, but I am on my way. Luckily, the people I was running with had an ice chest in the trunk and I was able to put the ice on it right away..the next 2 days were constant elevation, icing for 20 minutes every 2 hrs, taking ibuprofen every 8 and wearing an ace. Although it’s pretty bruised, the pain is almost completely gone and I was able to run today with only slight ace support. Hope yours continues to heal quickly!

  • Next time you get a mild ankle sprain/strain you may also consider utilizing kinesio tape. It is pretty phenomenal tool for an acute ankle injury. It’ll help with swelling reduction without the bad side effects of most otc nsaids.(liver toxicity, gi bleeds, kidney failure, etc.) A lot of chiropractors, physical therapists, and athletic trainers are using it in practice. Happy running.

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