Tuesday, September 2, 2008

It's All Fun & Games....

....till somebody gets hurt and in this case, it was me that got hurt. =( About 3/4 of the way through the mud run, I rolled my left ankle while going downhill the path in pasture-like terrain. I had to walk for a couple of minutes till we got to mud pit, which was about 15 feet wide, 25 feet long, and a couple of feet deep. It wasn't sticky mud really...more watery than I expected....but still really slippery and mushy. They had flags across the top of the pit so you had to crawl the whole way, pulling yourself through. Fun! After we got out of the pit, we were to run up a hill to the finish line, but given the pain I was in, we had to walk it. I was pissed because I wanted to run it all. Up until I got hurt, we were going at a pretty good pace and we finished in 13:30. Not bad considering that was with walking for 3-5 minutes and crawling through the pit.

The makeshift showers they spoke of turned out to be 2 firetrucks! One of the fireman was hosing people off (luckily not at high power!) and they had one of the spouts on the other truck opened up and you could stand under it to clean up. The water was quite refreshing! lol...

Once we got back to town, we went to an urgent care center to have my ankle looked at. Since I heard and felt it pop I wanted to be sure I hadn't broke it. After 4 x-rays, the doctor came back and said it was just severely sprained. Today it's still swollen all the way around, but worst on the outside and is turning black & blue...yesterday it was just red and splotchy. I stayed home from work today because I still couldn't put any weight on it this morning. I borrowed a crutch from a co-worker so I'll be going tomorrow. I may not need it though because I'm getting around pretty good tonight.

So all in all it was a lot of fun and we do plan on doing it again. I'll just be sure to tape my ankles next year. My C25K is obviously put on hold for a week or so. I don't want to take too much time off, though I understand it needs time to completely heal. I'll just play it by ear I guess.

On the weight loss front, I lost 2.4 last week, so my total is 64.8 now. HOWEVER, the last three days have been one big food fest and I'm up that and then a few more. =( I'm already expecting a gain come the weekend.

I added a couple of pics from the mud run here, but also check out my web album . Click on slideshow on the left under my name and the pics will be bigger.


9 comments:

Femin Susan said...

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ptg said...

I'll check out the photos later - but just wanted to say CONGRATS on the run! It looks like so much fun!

Also - if you're getting that much discoloration and swelling, if it's still real bad by end of the week *please* go see another doctor or orthopedic. A grade 3 sprain can be an avulsion fracture and you'd need another x-ray to rule it out. I'm surprised the person you saw didn't give you a brace or ice or crutches or anything, that's SOP with a bad sprain....anyway. Try icing, elevating, light compression (not tape, but maybe a half-stocking), and the rest that you're already doing. Trying ibuprofen might help with some of the generalized soreness as well.

...to Lose 80 Pounds said...

Update...it's not so bad today. I'm at work and able to walk fairly decent...albeit slowly. I have it wrapped with an ace bandage and have it elevated on my trash can. =) It's brown today. Oh, and faithfully taking ibuprofen.

Pubsgal said...

Ouch! Sorry you got an injury, but otherwise the event looks like lots of fun! Way to go!

KK said...

Congrats on the run! You look great in the photos. Take care of your ankle and I hope it heals quickly so you can get back to running!

Chellie has Issues said...

I am so sorry you rolled your ankle. Ouch!!! And what a tropper that you actually liked crawling through mud and then getting hosed but a fireman! :) I don't do dirty unless it's my own sweat from a run. :) I'm too prissy I guess, but you look lik eyou had a great time!

RooBabs said...

Okay, I thought I'd already commented, but I guess I was just busy looking at all your pictures yesterday. I love all your wedding photos! It's so fun, even still to pull mine out, or watch the video (the Hubs thinks I'm weird).

Anyway, that's too bad about your ankle, but it looks like it was a messy good time.. Glad to hear it's doing a little better.

I'm so glad you got the bracelet. Mine is way too big for my wrist, too, and I love your idea about putting it around your iPod. I've been wearing mine whenever we have a casual day at work, and I try to just push it up my arm a little ways. But the iPod idea is much better (and won't cut off my circulation).

I hope that you're back to running soon!! Be good to your body and let yourself heal- don't try to push anything too soon. = )

Cyndi said...

Sorry to hear about the 'boo-boo' but it sounds like it was still a fun time! I think it's great how you say you were mad 'because I really wanted to run the whole thing'.

Great pics, you look fabulous - mud and all!

SuperDave said...

How much fun is that!! MUD!!!
Us boys love mud!
Sry about the ankle.