Daily Mile sent me a message earlier this week saying my friends missed my training. I was tempted to click the reply button and write “same here.”
Last week wasn’t that bad. I started with a 6.5K with speed intervals on Tuesday, a 6K indian run with Team MOA on Wednesday, and a 7K on Thursday. With these runs recorded in my Garmin, I announced on facebook that “we are back on track.”
I was really finding it difficult to run these days. I think I am getting lazy these days. Wasn’t able to do the required 15K weekend run on my training program because I was out of town the whole weekend. This week, I had dinners with people most evenings so no runs for me until last night.
With no runs for the week, I once again did an introspection asking myself what is wrong. Why am I always finding excuses not to run? So while trying to find the answers, I packed my running gear intentionally leaving my running shorts because I wanted a new one and went to the gym.
I dropped by the mall to buy shorts. It took me a while and I was starting to enjoy shopping so I bought the one that’s on sale and went to the gym to change and run. Having a massage and watching a movie were alternatives I was thinking of instead of running but I decided to run.
So there I was out in the street running before 7 PM. It was a good run. I was very relaxed. I saw a man waving when I was approaching my 1st kilometer and it was coach Mar. Said hi to him and continued with my run. Around 500 meters from where coah was, my foot landed on a hole in the ground. It twisted my ankle and made me roll.
That was my first running related accident. Scraped my knee so I used the water I had to wash the wound and to get rid of the things on my right arm. I tried walking and although there was pain on my ankle, I still managed to walk back to the gym.
Collected my stuff and noted that my left ankle was swollen. I know I need to ice my ankle but to be sure, I went to the Emergency Room of Manila Doctors. “Paano yan, di ka na makakatakbo sa RU2?” The nurses joked. I just smiled and told them that it was 3 weeks away. “Sir Kit, what happened?” That was the doctor who happens to be a gym mate asking me. “Takbo ka kasi ng takbo eh,” he added after checking my swollen ankle.
My wound was cleaned. My foot was x-rayed. I was given a pain reliever and asked to put ice on the swollen ankle. X-ray results showed no fracture but I was advised to see a doctor just to be sure.
So that was my 1st fall. My ankle is still swollen so I won’t be running this weekend (planned to do 16K). Hence this week, I will have no mileage. I will rest.