Hello fellow Sparkers!
I just started back on the Spark a few weeks ago, and I started a C25K Challenge. I was feeling really good and progressing with my run/jog, and really missed doing it on my rest days. However, on Monday I happened to look down and noticed that my left ankle was swollen! It didn't hurt at first, but now it tends to hurt after I've been walking on it for a while. I skipped my walk/jog the first night, took some ibuprofen and iced my ankle. I did that the next night too, and also wrapped my ankle. I wrapped my ankle at work (desk job) all this week as well.
I did half of my regular walk/jog two days ago, and then I did a full walk/jog tonight. My ankle is still swollen, however my knees are starting to hurt more too. I really don't want to completely stop doing my walk/jog (because now I am addicted lol), but I don't know what else to do to make the swelling go away.
Have any other runners experienced anything like this when they first started running? How did you strengthen your ankles and knees?
Thanks for the feedback if you made if through this long post!