It has been a little disappointing that my ankle has taken so long to fully heal. I’ve tried it out a couple of times.
While out running with Ronin (the first time running since my injury as well as running with him) I was not aware of any soreness until afterward. I let a bit of time pass before I tried again. In the meantime, I focused on my ankle strengthening exercises.
The second time, my run was on the treadmill. I managed to get two sluggish, out of breath, painful miles completed. The pain (only when trying to pick up the pace) was certainly a sign that I need to let more time pass. Being out of breath was a sign that I have lost fitness. Even the heart rate reading (181 beats per minute) confirmed this fact. Although it has always been on the high side, I was disappointed to see it so high at a speed of only 6.5 mph.
I have been reluctant to try again. The cycle bores me to pieces. I mean, it’s one thing to be running and going nowhere, but to pedal and go nowhere is just wrong. It doesn’t even feel natural. In the pool, I can feel my ankle twinge when I do the frog kick (breast stroke). Fortunately, I hate breast stroke, so it isn’t a problem.