Coping the Best Way I Know How…

Most of yesterday I had an extra pep in my step. My foot/ankle swelling was gone and I had no soreness.

I emailed my coach saying the swelling was gone and I was ready to go for a run today (Saturday)!

Then Adam and I walked with a friend to get dinner last night. The restaurant is about 1 mile away from our condo. By the time we got to the restaurant my ankle was feeling sore. By the time we got back home it was absolutely throbbing. I don’t think I’m going for a run today … or tomorrow : (

We did get some froyo on the way home and the place had peanut butter froyo! Hallelujah! So few places offer pb and it is the absolute BEST! I definitely yo’d it up.


Pb froyo is so good that I don’t even put any toppings on it.

When we got home I settled in for an exciting night of Mindy reruns and deliciousness:


This is how I cope with not being able to run.

Cecil was kind of crazy today, running around everywhere. Here he’s laying down, but you can see he has the crazy eyes:


When he has the crazy eyes it’s best to not touch him. Just get a toy, throw it and watch him hunt it down like a lion going after prey.

This cat can sprint across a room really fast. If you want to race him, just let me know and I’ll set it up.

What do you do to cope when you can’t run?

Favorite cross training that can be done with a bum ankle?


  1. Amy

    I do not mind the elliptical, swimming, or stationary bike. Of course, I would rather be running or hiking or walking, but it is best not to put too much pressure on it. Stay off that ankle for a while and enjoy the fact that you just ran a half marathon!
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  2. Kristin @ A Mom on the Run

    I love The Mindy Project 🙂

    When I can’t run, I do a lot of yoga and ice cream eating. It’s my coping mechanism for pretty much anything that stresses me out 🙂

    I hope your ankle feels better soon!!
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  3. Ali K. @ Hit the Ground Running

    Archie gets crazy eyes. He’s very bitey when he’s in a mood; best to just distract him hehe. He is seriously like a cat with wings!

    Rest that ankle, girl! You’ve got time! Pamper yourself!
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  4. Lou @ Running Through China

    Yum, I have never had the pleasure of trying peanut butter frozen yoghurt, but now I really really want to! 🙂

    As frustrating as it may be, rest, rest, and more rest! It honestly won’t be long in the grand scheme of things – what’s one or two weeks even, when you compare that to the many years of having a recovered/healthy ankle allowing you to do whatever you want…

    Putting your feet up (quite literally) would be the way to go. Or, if you’re feeling really restless, I second the yoga and cycling ideas.

    Haha, I remember those crazy cat eyes – I miss having a cat and their crazy feline moods 🙂
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