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Posted by Jay (Member # 5786) on :
My ankle started acting up Tuesday night after my run. I had twisted it a few months back playing basketball and it’s been hurting every now and then since. I tried to find an orthopedic doctor to go to but they were all busy till the end of June. I wound up going to the clinic here in Grafton on Wednesday. They’ve got me a referral for some doc in June. It’s not swelling or anything. Just hurting. They took x-rays and gave me a prescription for ibuprofen. And also have me a gel cast. Will be perfect for running!
But also, I guess my blood pressure is up and has been the last few times I’ve been in. Today it was 160/100 and I guess is usually 150/90. So…. She’s putting my on some BP med. I forget the name. Not a beta blocker or diuretic since I run. Guess I’m getting old. Sigh…. How depressing.
Posted by Farmgirl (Member # 5567) on :
And also have me a gel cast. Will be perfect for running!
You're going to keep running instead of giving it time to heal?

Posted by Beren One Hand (Member # 3403) on :
You have my sympathies Jay. I take a 15 minute run everyday. Without that runner's high I'm simply not myself.

Have you considered other types of cardio workout such as swimming or rowing machines?
Posted by Jay (Member # 5786) on :
Not run!! In my best Vader voice:


I've got a race in the series I'm doing this weekend, plus next weekend is the Rail Trail Half Marathon. Lots of points for the series. The gel support should help keep things in place so that it heals good. At least that worked with the right ankle last year (left this time).
Posted by KarlEd (Member # 571) on :
I sprained my ankle pretty severely several years ago. It hurt with declining frequency for the next three years. For the first year it hurt pretty bad whenever I had walked for very long. As time went on it only hurt when the weather was very damp, but it was a full three years before I didn't have any pain at all.
Posted by Papa Moose (Member # 1992) on :
Is one allowed to start a thread with the word "So" instead of "So*" now? Who knew?

Sorry about your getting old, Jay. It happens to a lot of us, though, so you're in decent company.
Posted by Jay (Member # 5786) on :
Yeah, big deal about my ankle. Those heal and what not. Same ol same ol there.
This BP thing though…… goodness…… What the heck. You’d think with as much as I run it would be low. Guess I should loose another 20 or so and maybe that’ll help.
Posted by Papa Moose (Member # 1992) on :
Maybe we need to take a closer look at your "what's for lunch" thread and make some suggestions....
Posted by ketchupqueen (Member # 6877) on :
Ooh! I have some! Pick me! *raises hand*

First suggestion: start bringing lunch from home.
Posted by mackillian (Member # 586) on :
Jay, what's your resting heart rate?
Posted by Jay (Member # 5786) on :
resting... yeah. I guess I have noticed that usually stays just under 90 which is a little high.
Yeah, I’m dead. Make your plans now to attend my funeral next week.
Posted by mackillian (Member # 586) on :
You're a runner and your RESTING HEART RATE is NINETY?! *falls over*
Posted by Annie (Member # 295) on :
Yeah, the BP probably has a lot more to do with diet than fitness.

Running is such a fickle thing... very very hard on the body.
Posted by Mike (Member # 55) on :
My resting heart rate is 53. And I don't run. Am I dead too?
Posted by Annie (Member # 295) on :
Mine is 51. And I'm a slacker.
Posted by Jay (Member # 5786) on :
So will you all send flowers?
Think OSC will attend?
Posted by ElJay (Member # 6358) on :
When I was running regularly my BP and heartrate were both insanely low. Now that I'm a sloth they're just on the low side of "normal."
Posted by mackillian (Member # 586) on :
Both my BP and resting heart rate are also insanely low. I once asked my doc's nurse if I were a zombie.

...the answer was no.

Zombies have heart rates in the 30's, I believe. [Razz]
Posted by King of Men (Member # 6684) on :
No flowers from me, but do you leave a widow? Does she need consolation?
Posted by Brian J. Hill (Member # 5346) on :
You're sick, KoM, you know that? REALLY sick. [Smile]

(edit to add the really did make me laugh out loud)

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