Life: Running in place

8/15/2011 06:00:00 AM Ashley 2 Comments

Sometimes your body just isn't willing to keep up with the rest of you.

Such is the case for me and my ankles. A week and a half ago they decided they wanted to stop playing nice and wanted to take the lime light away from my always grouchy knees. It happened with something simple...high heels. Torture devices that I have worn for years without ill effect. But this time just putting them on was enough to seal the deal for my demise. The next day I could barely walk. Since then I have been hobbling along, not fully willing to let them get the best of me. But really they have, because I can't currently run.

Right now I am back to square one while I wait for them to heal.

Funny how I was just starting to not loathe running. Well, not so much funny as much as anger inducing. But it is what it is.

Seeing as I've had a lot of time to sit, I've been working on projects and a blog about my life long issues with making friends. It's not something I talk about a lot, but it's something I've been thinking about touching on, because I know I am not the only one who has felt the way I do. I hope to get that posted sometime this week. I'm putting my finishing touches on it and working on my brave face for when it posts.

I hope everyone had a good weekend and far more eventful than mine was.


  1. I had the same issues when I first started running and I thought it was just because I had weak ankles and short calf muscles (life long tippy toe walker). It was impossible for me to wear heels while I was actively running. Only flip flops and chucks kept my ankles, calves and shins sane. Do lots of ankle rotations in each direction and be sure to stretch your calves and shins. It will help speed the healing process.

  2. ugghh! I hate when that happens!  A few months ago when I was just getting into Jillian Michaels 30 day shred I hurt my calf really REALLY bad so I had to stop and slowly try to get back into it.  Its not really happening. . . . =( Maybe wrap your ankles and go for leisurely walks to try and strengthen your ankles??  shheesshh! sorry I feel your pain!