On February 1, I sprained my ankle during the last half mile of my 4 mile run. It got pretty bruised and swollen, and I took just about 10 days off running to let it heal. I did run a mile after 6 days, which initially felt great, but my ankle told me it was too early to be running and I took a few more days off. I definitely did not run as much as I wanted to in February, but managed to get in 53 miles for the month. I ran 55 miles in January, you can read all about it here.
After spraining my ankle and not running for a bit, Mom and Dad came down for the 2nd weekend of the month, and we got in a run while Dad biked along; it was the first real run I had since hurting my ankle.
We had some crazy unseasonably warm weather in February, and Chris and had a couple walks/hikes by the lake. We found this great trail at Shawnee Mission Park that we want to hike, and maybe eventually run – it’s about 3 miles out, and then it ends, so we’d get a 6 mile hike or run out of it.
As far as running goes, I had several good runs, despite my ankle sprain. Towards the end of the month, my runs have definitely been feeling stronger. I ran with Chris several times, with KCRC, friends, and Mom and Dad once too… nice variety of running company in February.
I went to a couple cycle classes in February, and I’ve missed them! I need to get back to cycle more often. Chris went with me, and enjoyed it as well. We may have a new most-Monday nights tradition!
Looking forward to March, I hope to continue rehabbing my ankle and put in some good quality training runs for the Rock the Parkway half marathon, which is my next race, coming up on April 8.
Running: 15 runs, totaling 53 miles.
Cycling: 2 cycle classes, totaling 19 miles.
Longest Run: 6 miles, twice, February 19 and February 26.