I've been running 5K 3 times a week since graduating a few weeks ago gradually inproving speed and adding a bit extra at the end if I've felt inclined. Mostly just trying to get to grips with making it enjoyable and relaxed. However for the last week or so my ankle feels a bit wrong and now I'm hobbling. I've been running 3 times a week and cycling on many of the other days so a rest is overdue. My ankle feels fine when doing that but walking is a problem! I've had gait analysis and my shoes are great, I have a healthy diet so plenty of the right fuel to fix me. I do plenty of mobility exercises for my ankle, warm up, cool down and do stretches after the run. Just sad about taking any time out! I think I'm addicted.
I just wondered what other people have experienced when taking time out for hobbling. How many days off have you had without really losing the ground you've gained? Clearly I have overdone it and need to take this seriously as I'd be really scared of having to stop since it has been such a life changer for me. I'd just like to know how it is for everyone else! I'm an 'older runner' although the inner me protests at that haha!
I'm going to hobble to the supermarket today for a gentle stroll and then maybe rest completely over the weekend and see how it feels after that.