Thought I'd post an update as a few have asked and I don't want to hijack the replies of anyone else's posts.
Ankle tendons are improving. About 2 weeks ago the end-of-the-day-ache had pretty much disappeared and then last weekend I did my normal 5k round trip walking to and from the football (where I have a season ticket - hooray for the football season starting again). Had to keep up with my brother who is a speed demon and had no adverse effects which means I'm on the way to proper recovery! I'm going to leave it one more week and then do a mini test run (perhaps a podcast from one of the early weeks) and see how it feels a couple of days later. If all is good I'll begin to ease back in with short, gentle runs every two or three days.
In order to a) make sure I still felt like a runner while I wasn't actually running and b) to ensure I don't lose motivation I have been going into every running shop I can find and trying on all their shoes looking for my perfect pair. My reasoning is that if I buy some new shoes I'll be protected from further injuries and I'll have no chance of not beginning running again when I'm ready. Finding shoes that I liked the feel of and were amazingly comfy for my foot type and gait wasn't too hard but I am not someone who likes all these garish, clashing colours (apparently there is no such thing anymore as a plain, white, running shoe!) so am rather fussy as to what I will wear! All of the ladies shoes I liked best looked like a unicorn had spewed a rainbow onto my feet so I then spent hours online trying to find plainer versions of my favourite styles! The next problem is because I can't make decisions for the life of me (and because I began to find myself reading articles explaining why runners need more than one pair) I ended up spending a small fortune on two pairs!! Meet my Brooks Glycerins and my Hoka OneOne Cliftons. Although not as plain as they could be, I love them both for different reasons and can't wait to decide from run to run which shoes I will wear that day.
Five months ago I didn't own a pair on trainers and would only contemplate spending that kind of money on some beautiful heels which would make me at least 3 inches taller. Please all cross your fingers for me that in a week I can report that my test run was incident free!!