I haven't been on here for a while, because disaster struck on my first run after graduating. I had felt I was coming down with a cold, but was determined to finish the programme so pushed myself to complete it. On the last run, my head ached and my throat was very sore, my limbs ached a bit too. I left it a couple of days, then went back to the gym, after downloading some running music as the podcast music is not really enjoyable to me. I started to run and 10 mins in felt a "ping" in my ankle which began to ache very quickly. I slowed down and then had to stop. There then followed a swelling and pain which I treated with the RICE approach and tried not to panic. After a couple of weeks, the ankle was still swollen but felt less painful. I began to think about getting going again and then my cold came back with a vengeance and I lost my voice entirely (yes, my husband did enjoy it for a bit!). Unfortunately, I was also coughing and being very ill, which meant I couldn't eat. As I am an Insulin dependent diabetic, it didn't take long to get into a big mess and a trip to a and e was on the cards. i was so ill, I didn't think about my ankle at all! My cold is just starting to go, my voice still isnt back, but my ankle feels fine! I'm not looking for sympathy (!) just some advice how to get back on it and when to start again! I am determined to get going again, just not sure how long I should try to run for, once my throat has cleared up a bit. I thought "Who can I ask?", then I remembered my friends on here!!!!!