I think I'm finally approaching "out of the woods" status with my ankles. I have been taking it easy this past week regarding running. I've been strength training and doing yoga primarily. Today, I went out for a fast walk in my old walking shoes. I stayed on the asphalt and I felt good. My the outsides of my ankles started getting fatigued before I wanted to be done, but instead of pushing through, I listened and shortened my walk. If I want to continue this process, I have to listen to what my body can and can't (or won't) do. Pushing myself too hard is going to keep me from accomplishing what I want and that's just self-defeating.
I have the week off from work - spring break woo-hoo! I am going to be able to spend the time strengthening my ankles, little by little this time. I will listen and heed my body's call when it says, "enough."
I'm determined more now than ever.