It’s been over a week since I was last able to run. The ankle pain that I have been experiencing has gotten better but there are some times during the day that it tends to get worse.
I’m still unsure as to what caused my injury and exactly what course of treatment to take so that I’m back on my feet. What I am sure of is the feelings that I have been experiencing since getting injured. I’m feeling a range of emotions, from anger to discouragement to helpless.
I get angry that running has been temporarily taken away from me. I was really starting to enjoy it and I had just purchased my Garmin Forerunner and I’ve barely been able to use it.
I get discouraged because I thought I was making great progress on the Couch to 5k program and I’m hoping that progress won’t be lost during this break.
There are times when I feel helpless because I want to be giving more to my workouts but I feel my ankle injury is holding me back. I really can’t perform any strength training exercises that require that I bear a significant amount of weight on my ankle.
I’m not really sure how to deal with all of these emotions. I tend to keep things all bottled up inside but just the simple act of writing this post has made me feel better. I really did not intend for this post to become a vent session but I thank you all for listening!
Question: Any tips for dealing with the array of emotions I’m feeling while injured?