The one thing I’m NOT liking about Couch to 5K is these darn rest days!
I posted on Twitter last week about my itch to run and Dara (@CookinCanuck) totally called it when she said I have the bug!
Why yes, that’s a REAL blogger responding to a tweet from little ‘ol me, and that’s not the first time! I’m in love with Twitter but that’s a whole other post.
I was supposed to start Week 3 today and have NOT been enjoying the last two days of recommended rest so I was counting down the hours.
But then… I wake up this morning with a sore ankle.
WHAT THE HAY?!
I haven’t rolled it, twisted it, or tripped over anything and it felt fine on my last run so I’m not sure what’s up. The only culprit I can think of are these babies I wore yesterday:
That’s my best guess but I’m not totally convinced. They’re too cute to take the blame!
I’m tempted to try my run today but I don’t want to risk further damage that could keep me off the treadmill even longer so I’m going to rest today
The pain isn’t getting worse but it’s not getting better either. I don’t feel pain unless I walk on it but I can still put my full weight on it. It’s a sharp(ish) pain around my ankle bone, is there a muscle or ligament or tendon around that thing?
Whatever it is, it needs to sort itself out!
For all my anti-rest talk, I do realize how important it is. In Cindy’s great post about training she talks about believing in the run as well as believing in the rest. Those rest days are when our bodies recover and repair so that we’ll be able to give even more on our next run. It feels counterproductive, but in the long run it will get you farther.
After this ankle thing I’ll be SUPER rested so I’m going to burn that treadmill up!
So tell me, how do YOU curb the run craving when you’re totally jonesing?