My ankle situation got worse!!! It's nothing terrible, but you would not have convinced me of that when I woke up yesterday morning - felt like I was wearing stiff boots. It's not my Achilles Tendon (yay!) or the joint (yay!) but just a muscle issue. I have always had weak ankles and now that I'm older (yes, I'm perfectly, surprisingly comfortable with that fact...) they are really weak. I found the solution - ice for 10-15 minutes a few times after the run AND STRENGTHEN MY ANKLES. I have new shoes perfectly fitted for my slight over pronation, so I know I'm good there. The ice was wonderful. I did also rest and take the day off completely. So, this week will be modified. I will walk 30 minutes today and if I feel good, will attempt the same run from Monday on Thursday, walk again on Friday and again attempt the run on Saturday followed by a day of rest on Sunday. If all goes well, I will then repeat this week (week 3) next week. I would much rather get it right then get to running 30 solid minutes in 8 weeks if it means injury. I did create my own ice pack - works just as well as those sold in the stores, but MUCH cheaper!!!
What types of injuries have you had and how did you deal with them?