So I’ve taken all of the great advice I was given. Rested, iced, compressed and elevated the ankle over the weekend. I went out for a tentative walk today to the coffee shop and while I can feel a bit of discomfort the bad pain is absent for the moment. I will keep convalescing and not even think about running until it has healed completely.
I was advised that I won’t lose my fitness for between 2 and 3 weeks. I’m not so sure about that as I struggle enough to walk up hill as part of my pre run work out but I feel relaxed about completing the programme. Acceptance is the key here. If I try and run on the ankle before it’s time I’ll simply put myself out for longer. Plus I felt a bit vulnerable on Saturday after I did the injury. I live up 3 flights of stairs and the nearest supermarket is a 12 minute walk so I need to not incapacitate myself, not to mention I have to work tomorrow. I’ll walk every day and maybe go for a gentle jog on Saturday (only if there is no discomfort at all) before attempting to complete the programme. At this stage it doesn’t seem like something that will keep me out for longer than a week but you never know.