Over the past couple of days I've noticed a little niggle at the back of my right ankle which I fear may be tendonitis. I had it last year in my left ankle, so I know how it feels - and I know what impact it can have. I was given some exercises by a physio to stretch out the muscles, and I stuck at them for a while but once the pain went away I stopped doing them with any regularity.
With my right ankle now playing up I'm going to go back to doing the stretches. The sensible thing to do would also be to rest - but I have my first 10km coming up in just under two weeks. I'm reasonably confident I'll manage it, but I'd still like to get in some more training before then.
I'd be gutted if I wasn't able to do the 10km run, but equally I want to give myself the best chance of running the whole way. So what should I do? Rest completely until the niggle goes away? Keep up with my training in the hope that the stretching regime will counteract the running?