Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My Bruised and Sprained Foot

Remember you can get a free book by commenting in my blog by following this link. The Excuse book is a great book with excuses, ways to avoid them and also stories. The story Lights On is my favorite and that story has gotten me out the door more than once.

Just to prove that I'm not a total baby dealing with this sprain I figured I'd post a picture now that the bruising has seriously set in. I have twisted my ankle many times and shook it off and finished a run. I may have even bruised a little bit. But nothing like this. My foot is still swollen 4 days later, it is bruised on both sides of my feet and up my leg. Even my toes are swollen and are now turning purple.
The really good news is although it looks horrible, I can walk on it. I can't fit a shoe on it yet because of the swelling but I was wondering if this would now be a good time to try barefoot running. j/k.

Update: I bought a book "guaranteed" to get over the sprain quicker than RICE. While I was underwhelmed by my recovering (I expected overnight results), it did help some.  Send me an email and I'd be happy to forward you the PDF.  cheinle at cox dot net.

11 comments:

sam said...

Ph my gosh that looks painful. Hope it heals for you soon!

Mistyfied said...

OMG! that looks awful. I hope it heals soon.

Sarah Heinle said...

Oh that looks awful and I saw it the day you did it. I'm glad you are able to walk on it now though.

Lesley said...

Eeek! Glad to hear you can walk on it, at least. Nice progress! You'll get there.

aron said...

omgosh that is no joke of a sprained ankle!!! hang in there and heal fast!!

I RUN LIKE A GIRL said...

OMG - that looks painful. I hope it heals fast!!

Tina at Gotta Run Now said...

Just found your blog! How terrible that you were hurt when your training was going so well! I hope you heal soon!

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soccerchikav9 said...

hard core runner I see :)

Fiveten said...

Hi! My foot looks just like that right now too because of a bad sprain so I could use that link with the info to make it heal faster. My email is ar0802@hotmail.com. Thanks!