Well! 10 days resting my sore ankle bone, with a day wearing my running shoes as a treat for my joints saw just one day when ankle bone got worse rather than better. You guessed it, the running shoes day. So my lovely new shoes bump my medial malleolus and wearing them makes it hurt 😔 Only one ankle hurts because I have a leg length discrepancy and wear a heel lift in my other shoe. So I put an extra half a lift in each shoe (addition of 5mm) and it's looking like problem solved.
10 days since my last run. I popped out after a rain storm thinking it would be cold (it wasn't) and decided to see what I could do. Maybe a 25 min run (i.e. return to week 7) maybe a 28 min run. I managed 28 mins. Ankle is good and I'm back on track. Not only that but I ran further than ever before on this route and Strava says I did 5.9kmin 23:31 mins! I can tell you for sure that Strava is lying because according to Laura I did 5 mins walking + 28 mins running + 5 mins walking which makes 38 mins. So I'm not believing the distance either. Considering I walked for 10 of those minutes an average pace of 3:57 mins per km is just not possible. Frustrating because I would love to know how far I ran. I felt stronger and faster than ever before and didn't find it difficult until 23 mins in. Except for the first few mins when it does take me a bit to find my pace.
I zoomed past previous milestones from earlier in the program, and passed a real snail crossing the path slowly which made me smile. Rain held off until I got back. Very pleased I haven't gone backwards. Very pleased ankle has stopped hurting and looks a normal shape and size again.
I keep having one weird experience. I want to shout out to complete strangers as I run by that 18 months ago I could barely walk! I've managed to resist so far, but what a wonderful feeling,being able to RUN!