Yesterday I ran 10k in the morning and I did some really good, Lon stretchin afterwards. I felt really good and my knee wasn’t sore at all. By mid afternoon, the lateral side of my left ankle, just posterior to the maleolus started hurting. I didn’t think too much of it, as I’ve had this pain before.
I went to the fitness class at TKD and with the running and challenges we did there, I began noticing the pain getting worse. By the end of that class, I couldn’t run properly without pain. Being the stubborn person that I am, I stayed for the adult TKD class, took it easy with the running, and made sure to ice the area well when I got home.
This morning the area is still hurting, making it difficult to walk without pain. Even though I wanted to run my 5k for today, I opted not to.
Is this my first official running injury, and if so, what is it? Why now, when I’m trying to catch up? I don’t want to take a break from running and exercising!
Tonight I will go to TKD and get back to taping my foot properly. I’ll see if that makes a difference.
I am so upset about this right now!