Total Miles Trained For Elijah: 276
I meant to do this run yesterday... but since Monday evening I have had a sore throat and all things that come with it, and the mornings make me feel especially puny... so I did not run yesterday. But today I was up like a champion! And my throat wasn't even half as bad as it was yesterday.
The weather was very cool -- quite a treat! I was a bit apprehensive about running since I do not consider my ankle to be "healed," and it still has a minimal amount of inflammation. But since the doc said I could run, I did. I was supposed to do a ladder type workout, and I opted to do it in my neighborhood. The first mile was a bit too fast, the second too slow, the third too slow, the fourth too slow, and the fifth was perfect. Had I done this workout on the track, I think I could have hit them all. Oh well.
I did have some pain from time to time. It was not "oh my gosh I need to stop immediately" pain, but more like "yep - there's a pain" type pain which came and went from time to time. Honestly, I wish I could get completely healed.. but maybe I never will! The doc did say to always wear my ankle support... maybe this is my burden to bear.
Next I'm going to figure out my strategy for the Worldwide Half Marathon -- when/if/how.