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W8R2 cause of sore ankle bone discovered

BaddieThePirate
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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 πŸ˜” 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!

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Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Fantastic Baddie glad you’re back on the run and feeling great! ❀️

Great news, watch that ankle tho and don’t forget not to get excited and do too much!!

Keep it up! πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

I know that feeling - wanting to shout out. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I think maybe you should... be loud, be proud . πŸ‘πŸ½

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

If you have only just bought your running shoes in a running shop I suggest you go back to where you bought them, as they may have some which are cut lower on the ankle, which will provide a better solution than a lift. I can’t have anything that is too high at the back as it hurts my tendons.

The discrepancy with Strava sounds odd. I know when I did c25k the app timings were slightly different to my husband’s stop watch but not as much as 10 minutes. Are you walking from the start of the app instead of when they say start walking?

Anyway enjoy getting out there.

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate
in reply to Dexy5

But they're pink and I love them! And they cured my gammy kneeπŸ™‚

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

Having reread your post Strava says less so ignore my comment about walking too soon.

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

Oh well done! Hope the ankle stays pain free for you! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate
in reply to Ang33333

So far so good!

MeandMam
MeandMamGraduate

Well done for getting back out there and having such a great run! Just what you need to encourage yourself to keep on going!

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate
in reply to MeandMam

It was a relief to find I hadn't lost any of my newly built up stamina 😊

MeandMam
MeandMamGraduate
in reply to BaddieThePirate

It’s good to know that if you take time out to rest an injury your running muscles don’t forget what to do!

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate
in reply to MeandMam

I was worried about my lungs, but they didn't forget either!

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