Friday night I went out for a 8 mile run. That was not a good idea. It was too much for me at this point in my schedule. The pain was intense. My running buddy and I ended up walking in the last mile. I have been struggling with some pain in my lower leg. I don't know if it is shin splints, or a high ankle sprain, maybe tendonitis or muscle tightness? I can't go see a doctor because of other situations. I have been wrapping it with compression, icing it, and stretching it. Not to mention self massage all the time. It feels like a cramp in my muscle on my high ankle. The ankle itself was swollen for days and that has finally gone down after a week. When standing flat on the ground if I lift my toes up leaving my heal on the ground I feel the pain. At times the pain is very sharp, most other times its a constant dull ache.
Saturday I went for a rehabilitation assignment. I hiked 2 miles with the family on part of the course that I ran the 50 on last week. I did run a tenth of a mile and payed for it. When I ran my 50 the plan became run the downhills, walk everything else, and run when you can. I need to continue to use this philosophy. Today I am officially listed as OUT of running. I expect to be out 2-3 days. From there Wednesday looks Doubtful. I will continue to walk and do yoga as rehabilitation. I do not want this to turn into something that needs serious repair....till next run!