Hi all! I've recently started C25K, and finished W2D3 on Saturday. I had been feeling a bit of a twinge in my knees on Friday but decided I'd be fine, but as I started out on Saturday realised I was wrong. They didn't feel too bad and actually seemed better during the run segments than the walks. I also (foolishly!) tried a new route and ended up on a field with longer grass and managed to roll my ankle slightly in a hole in the field. Didn't hurt at the time, but on Sunday my knees were hurting so I bought some knee supports and have been wearing them on and off. They seem to help. However, Monday I developed some pain in my lower legs, in my shins when I walk. I tried a couple of very gently jogs in front of my house but the pain was worse so I stopped. My knees seem okay now, but my legs are getting worse :/ I also have pain on the outside above my right ankle travelling up my leg, and a sore spot and minor bruising under my left knee. So I suppose my question is, does anyone have any idea of what this could be and how long recovering will take? I should also mention that I'm 23, female and very overweight (currently 245lbs), I've been watching what I eat the last couple of weeks and have lost about 5 lbs so far. I have always walked a lot but am very unfit. I have been really enjoying C25K and I really want to get back out there, but I'm concerned about how this injury is going to set me back.
One other thing - I'm taking a disabled person on holiday for a week on Friday, and since I cannot leaver her alone at any point I can't run, but I will be pushing her in her wheelchair. By the time I get back I will have been off running for 2 weeks. Will I have lost all my fitness gains and have to start over again? The thought of this is very disheartening
Thanks for your help, and sorry for the long post!