I finally went to go see the doctor today to take a look at my ankle today. Tell the doc it hurts here and get inflammation here.
Doc ~ It's probably Achilles Tendinitis, that is my diagnosis.
Bubba ~ but Doc it hurts more here.
Doc ~ Okay change my diagnosis to a "Ankle Sprain".
Bubba ~ worried about a stress fracture.
Doc ~ Okay, you can get an X-ray, if it still hurts in two weeks, get a follow up X-ray to see if there really is a stress fracture. For now "R.I.C.E. ~ rest, ice, compression, and elevation." Start running slowly when it does not hurt anymore.
Okay, I knew all of this before I saw her. Now, Please tell me something I don't know. OHH, BROTHER!!
So that is my current running status. But not depressed about it. Really what can I do about it. What's done is done!
I'm determined not to just sit on the coach and eat all of my favorite cheese danishes. Not a bad idea though. So more bike sessions, stair master, and the dreaded elliptical trainer. It actually does not hurt when I do that stuff. But after one week into it, it is starting to drive me a little crazy.
I'm still hopeful to show up at the starting line on April 12Th for my 1st 100 miler. At least give it a shot anyway.
"But Whatever Happens, I Will RUN." ~ 2 Samuel 18:23
If not, plan B will take into effect, and just do the 50 mile option, tackle some other 100 miler in the area in June.. The Kettle Moraine 100 or Mohican 100 might be the plan B option for now.
But at least I found this killer treadmill at my health club. The Nordic Track incline trainer, this gadget provides an 0% to 50% incline range. I actually got up to walking 45% before I had to hold on the something. Dang cool machine.