I'll post a race report about Runnin' in the Ruff soon (and hope those who did the Wells Fargo 1/2 Marathon had an easier day). Right now, I have to figure out how to race a 50 Miler next Saturday with a sprained ankle. I turned my left ankle badly - twice - during the race Saturday, but it didn't seem too serious. I've sprained that ankle numerous times; when I was 11, I had a complete three ligament rupture of that ankle and it's been a problem ever since.
Ever notice that you get hurt in a race, it's always a weekend and out of town, so you can't get the medical expertise you want right away? I couldn't figure out why every now and then I'd get excruciating pain in the ankle, when most of the time it wasn't bad. I tore my anterior talo-fibular ligament, the most common sprain, but apparently there's a loose fiber of it that's been getting caught between bones in the joint.
I can either have surgery (the nuclear option, as it devastates the entire year) or figure out how to live with it while it repairs itself. I'll be toeing the line at Ice Age, even if I'm trussed like a turkey and armor-plated like Ironman.
Aid Station: Eugene Curnow
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