The other day I was having a great run through my neighborhood – I got into “the zone” right away and stayed there. Unfortunately, I zoned out so much that I didn’t notice a chunk of rock in the road until I stepped on it, causing my foot to twist so hard that the outside of my ankle hit the road.
By the time I limped home, my ankle had swollen up like a gluttonous tick, and my foot had become a rainbow of zombie-like green and purple shades. Upon seeing my colorful new injury, my kids named me “Hulk Foot.”
I had it examined the next day, and the doctor kept saying “uh-oh” as he pressed various places on my ankle. Here’s a note to any physician reading this post: don’t ever say “uh-oh” when you’re examining someone. Doing so makes the patient sweat more than necessary.
Anyway, long story short, I have a high ankle sprain, which apparently is much worse that a “normal” sprain. Looks like I won’t be running for several weeks!