Category Archives: Sprained ankle

Ugh. The Mrs. Me is injury-prone too (Hot Chocolate 5/15K race report).

Two reasons to celebrate: 1. Chocolate. 2. I made it to the finish, narrowly missing another running injury.

I had high hopes for Kirsten Ankenbrand’s first run. Her first race was the Hot Chocolate 5K — a short one, because, well, she’s a new runner and the maiden version of herself was still working back up in mileage after May’s injury. Continue reading


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How to get hurt while being an athletic supporter: Shamrock Shuffle edition

Shamrock Shuffle volunteers

Two volunteers hand out Gatorade after Mile 2 of the Shamrock Shuffle, March 21, 2010.

All my hopes of being able to run the 2010 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle were dashed after my most recent visit to the podiatrist.

“Don’t even walk it,” he warned me. (He knows by now what a stubborn person I can be.)

So I heeded his advice – and recalled the line from the movie Grease: “If you can’t be an athlete, be an athletic supporter.”


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Filed under Injuries, Races, Shamrock Shuffle, Sprained ankle, Stress fracture