I kept going. At this point I was barely warmed up and I wasn’t even a half mile in.The plan was to ignore it because I truly thought I was overreacting and it was all in my head. I got to one mile and I decided to stop and refocus. My ankle wasn’t getting better. It wasn’t getting worse, but it wasn’t going away. I thought maybe it was my shoe so I adjusted my shoe. I started running again. This time there was a searing, burning pain just above my ankle. It was just a split second, though, and then it stopped.
End scene. I wore my Mizunos on this run.
The silver lining with this is that I truly loathe running outside in the cold. Especially when it’s dark. On the weekends it’s okay because then I get to meet up with friends and it’s light out. But during the week my options are cold and dark, or the treadmill. Now I don’t have to feel guilty if I have no interest in running outside — because I can’t even if I wanted to! Plus I’ll get to work on all the other things that will make me a stronger runner — nutrition, core work (ooh, I forgot to mention I’m on a plank streak! Follow me on Instagram and you can join me!), strength work, cycling, and yoga. So much more variety than just running, running, running.