On Thanksgiving day I completed my first 5K since breaking my ankle! My friend Emily and her dog Charlie walked with me. My A goal was to finish, my B goal was to get under an hour, and my C goal was to not come in last! I was able to achieve all three goals! We finished in 57 minutes and that was with a bathroom stop for Charlie.
I went to the doctor last Monday to check up on the pain I had a month ago. Thankfully the pain is gone and he re-released me from seeing him. He told me I could start running again, but to start back slow. He suggested I use something like the Couch to 5K program to get back in to shape. I told him that was already my plan. He also told me that I need to do almost ALL of my runs on a treadmill because it has more give and will be easier on my ankle than concrete and pavement would. I told him that was fine with me! Unlike most people I dont' mind running on the treadmill - no hills and climate control - works for me!