This blog is dedicated to all those wonderful people who care for me and who want me to recover quickly. Although my ankle was sprained I did continue to use the turbo trainer and swim but using a float as not to use my ankle. One evening a friend phoned whilst I was using the turbo trainer and made me feel really guilty about training. He suggested that I would be making myself worse and really frightened me.
The following day I went to minor injuries clinic where I had an x-ray which showed a bone I had which was from a previous injury. The hospital told me I had a third degree sprain and asked me to leave with crutches. I refused as I could walk perfectly normally. I could walk properly after 2 days of spraining the ankle. An urgent report was asked for concerning this extra bone and there was even talk of an operation. Well as far as I could see, I had ran a marathon with a extra bit of bone with no problems so I wasn't going to allow them to start interfering. My only intention was to be told that my ankle was fine and I could start running as soon as possible. It seemed everyone was overly concerned.
I was referred to physio the following day where I was told that my ankle was really strong and I had an excellent range of movement and that I could start running in 2 weeks..... at long last good news.
Its here that i would like to thank all my well wishers but at the end of the day I am not as stupid as I look and if at any time my ankle hurt through training, I eased off and I think that by continuing to train has in fact speeded up my recovery. I intend to start running in about a weeks time and in the mean time I will continue on the turbo trainer and to swim.
I will add that I think I have been incredibly lucky to have got off so lightly with 3 to 4 weeks out of running. I say this even though I haven't actually started running yet, but I have recovered from a lot worse.