A week has now passed since I sprained my ankle playing soccer. After a week of rest and a couple of physio appointments I am starting to make progress in my recovery. Hopefully this week will show more signs of improvement.
So far the swelling has gone down in my foot although some swelling remains in my ankle. I have also managed to stay disciplined by going through my list of physio exercises at least a couple of times per day.
Tomorrow I plan to bring an ice pack with me to work. Being able to ice my ankle a couple more times than I have been each day should help deal with the swelling I my ankle. Fortunately I have a job where I am at a desk for most of the day and can do this without affecting my work.
Tonight I also managed to get in my first cardio workout since the injury after getting the green light at physio this morning. Although it was just a short and easy bike ride it felt good to be moving again after a week of inactivity left me feeling restless. Since did no feel any pain I now planning to try and fit in bike rides tomorrow and Wednesday.
I still have a long way to go before I can get back to running but at now that I am back to doing some cardio it should not be too much of an adjustment once I get back to running.
Have you experienced long layoffs from running?