Really unfortunate run today. 14.75 in 1:52.
The plan was to run 18-20, but running West on 900 South today towards Liberty Park (about 11 miles into the run) I rolled my right ankle horribly, went crashing to the ground and rolled several times downhill. Those of you that know Salt Lake know that this is a steep downhill from East High down to the 9th and 9th area. Cut up my hands and elbow pretty good. I got up and hobbled to the side of the road where I clutched my ankle and rolled around in agony for a while. This seemed to help some.
So I got up and started walking, then jogging a bit. The power gel I had been holding in my hand exploded on impact and I began licking the excess off my fingers - being careful to avoid the road grime and debris. Tasty. Felt a surge of energy after this.
Finally got down to Liberty Park where my wife and kids were planning on picking me up. Jogged around the park a couple times at about 9 minute pace with the ankle hurting pretty bad. Not sure what I was trying to accomplish. Although it did seem to hurt less when running than it did when walking. Finally decided to abort the mission at 14.75.
I got home, threw a bag of ice in the tub and sat for a while. But now the ankle is swelling up more with each passing hour and I'm reduced to a hobble around the house.
So that was my run today.