Well I'm really annoyed. I've been going really well with C25K for the last 2 weeks, I'd really looked forward to each run, and enjoyed the endorphin buzz that exercise had been giving me for the first time in years.
And then about 4 or 5 days ago I woke up and my ankles felt like they were on fire whenever my feet flexed. It hurt to walk, and running was completely out of the question.
I assumed it was just a bit of muscle ache from having been running and that, like when my legs hurt after the first run, it would go away in 48 hours. But no, almost a week later and it's just as bad as it was.
I'm just SO DISAPPOINTED. I really thought that this time I would do it, this time I would be able to exercise sustainably.
And above all I'm really confused, because I just don't understand what I've done to hurt them. There was no sudden impact or movement that I can recall that could have caused me an injury. Both ankles hurt so it seems unlikely that I twisted one of them.
I don't know what to do. I tried running again yesterday and it was simply too painful. A brisk walk is manageable, but not pleasant. I'm absolutely gutted. I'm losing all the progress I'd made, and if this is what running does to me then how am I ever going to get fit? Should I go and see my GP? Seems like that's a bit over the top, but I'm not sure where else to turn for help?
I'm sorry this is such a downbeat blog, but I just needed to vent. Has anybody else had a similar experience?