Knock on wood I’ve never broken a bone apart from a fractured nose when I was a kid (I fainted and hit my nose on my bedside table when I was pretty young). I remember reading The Babysitters Club and one of the characters falls off a swing and breaks her leg. From then on her leg aches whenever the weather changes.
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Just over five years ago I decided that after years of not running I wanted to train for a marathon that was five months away. Guess what? It was too much too soon and I developed a stress fracture in my right ankle. Since then I’ve noticed that my right ankle gets achy when there is a shift in the weather. Kind of weird, eh? Now that I’m essentially starting at zero and trying to get back into running regularly I need to be really aware of not doing too much too soon. I’m a little paranoid about hurting that same ankle again….so no speed work and no hills until I’m fully back up to snuff!
Yesterday my ankle was so achy!! Every once in awhile I took a look at it…any swelling? What have I been doing…have I overdone it? How would it feel the next day? Is the weather changing or is there something else going on? Thankfully I woke up this morning and my ankle was back to normal and it was grey and drizzly out. Ah ha, the weather had shifted from sunny and warm to fall-like.
So the ankle is all good but it is a good reminder to really keep my running build in check to avoid injury. Have you every had a stress fracture before, and do you notice if it is sensitive to the weather even years after healing?