I got ready to go for a run this morning and it started pouring rain so I did some stuff around the house, waiting to see if it would stop. It finally let up around 10:30 so I headed over to the Alameda Creek Trail.
As soon as I started running, I felt it in my ankle. Did that stop me? NO! I just took smaller steps, quicker turn-over. About 1/4 mile later, I had totally adjusted enough so that I could run with very little pain. I know it's not a sprain or anything so I kept running. We ran for 45 minutes. It is a little painful now so I am icing it. No swelling though.
I am so stubborn when it comes to running. I used to see people running with a brace on their knee or their ankle wrapped up. I would think, sheesh, if it hurts so bad that you have to wear a brace or wrap something up, maybe you shouldn't be running! But somewhere along the road, running became important to me and then I understood.