The big problem is that I'm not sure what caused it. I think I can pinpoint the general time frame. It was raining in the bay area recently and I went for a trail run out in Rancho San Antonio twice when it was pouring rain - which meant the footing was horrible and I lost my balance a couple of times. Though there was not a moment when a felt an ankle sprain occur. However, soon after the second run, I started feeling ankle pain - just above the ankle on the exterior. It was still sore the weekend of my long run to prep for big sur. I pushed through and ran 20 miles on it. Since then it has been sore every day. I took three days off running this week, but after a 5 mile run - very sore.
I do have an appointment with a chiropractor on Monday morning - hoping for some magic!
So not only am I under trained, but now I have to find a way to get my ankle healthy enough so I can run 26.2 miles on Sunday.
I have every intention to still run Big Sur unless it gets significantly worse. At least I have to give it a shot. But, this is a disappointment. I don't have the best of luck when it comes to marathons. Mostly though it is getting sick and not injuries - though I have had my share of injuries. Very frustrating. My mind is negative right now - so I know I need to start focusing on positive thoughts and even if it is sore the morning of Big Sur I need to believe that it will be okay for 26.2 miles.
Other than that - things have been great. I took my daughter to the beach two weeks ago. She had a blast and flew a kite for the first time. It was so special to see her enjoy some of the little things in life:
flying a kite
Hunting for eggs