I visited the doctor today and found out I have a grade 2 ankle sprain from the Tough Mudder on Saturday. While I am not totally surprised, the doctor was surprised that I didn’t break or make it even worse on Saturday. After a good scolding from my doctor I was told to halt all lower body workouts and skating for the next 2 weeks. That would put me back on the ice, hopefully on the 17th (which should make my hockey team very happy to have a super goalie in net next week). I am just glad that it isn’t broken at this stage.
I am trying to keep in mind that the last time I hurt this ankle was in early June when I had someone fall into me while reffing. I sat out for 2 weeks and then skated on it, but it was too soon. I am hoping I can start working out again in a couple weeks right now, but I don’t have high hopes that for sure. In the end, when I look at the orange headband I earned at the Tough Mudder, I feel accomplished. What a great event. Can’t wait to do another one next year.