Argh, calamity! There I've been worried about finishing times and preparing for the race day of this year's L.A. Marathon, and maybe what I should have been doing is paying more attention to where I was running. Unfortunately yesterday on my last training run of the season with my fellow T2: Team to End AIDS runners, I turned my left ankle half way along the route. Talk about lousy timing.
After icing and elevating my leg all day, plus some anti-inflammatory pills, the swelling seems to have gone down a bit and I can hobble about, with no shooting pains, so I think it'll be okay with a bit more rest.
And if you're really feeling sorry for me, maybe you'd consider making a donation to the charity I'm running for this year, AIDS Project L.A.
In the meantime I'm just going to sit back, relax and enjoy today's Oscars...
UPDATED: So I'm pleased to report that with some TLC and a day of watching the Oscars and the Red Carpet arrivals whilst sipping champagne (as well as some major icing, elevation and epsom salt baths), my sprained ankle seems to be improving.
Keep sending all that positive energy, I think it's doing the trick...
UPDATED: One week later and on the eve of the L.A. Marathon and I'm hopeful that I'll be able to complete the race.