Helloooo 2014, and Janathon!
I did our Resolution Run 5k last night.
The race started at 5pm our time, which was midnight in Amsterdam, so I wore my Amsterdam souvenir cap.
All was going well in the race until shortly after Mile 2, when I came down on my right foot wrong, twisted it, and nearly took out the couple running in front of me. But in the last possible split-second, I managed to keep from going all the way down, righted myself, and kept on running in stride. Then after another 1/2 mile or so, I noticed my ankle feeling tender, so I wondered if I should have walked on it for a bit. But it wasn’t that bad, so I kept running on through the finish. Then I went inside for a bowl of delicious finish-line chili. The ankle was bothering me a bit, so I wondered if I should be elevating and icing it, but instead, I stayed around for the awards, to applaud the race winners.
When I got home, I wondered if I should put an ice pack on my ankle, but felt more like soaking in a warm tub, so that’s what I did. Then, once my ankle was so sore I could barely walk or move it, I decided it was time to go to bed, so I basically limped on out of 2013.
But before I fell asleep, I watched a replay of the amazingly spectacular London fireworks, and then the Edinburgh version. Wow!
So anyway, Wikipedia explains what I probably should have done for my ankle. But honestly, I didn’t sense anything was wrong at first. This morning the ankle is decidedly better…through no fault of my own, obviously. We’ll see if my run later today is a hobble or an actual run.
Here’s to a healthier, more peaceful, more prosperous 2014 for everyone, wherever you may live.
Another look at the fabulous London midnight fireworks.
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