Today is day 4 of my 6 days off. My ankle is actually doing quite a bit better, but I might extend the self-prescribed rest just to make sure. Most of the swelling is gone and it doesn't seem to hurt as much to go down stairs. Yesterday I walked (somewhat briskly) with the double jogger to play group and then to pick up Emme from school (much more briskly on the way back...we were running late) which was about 1 1/2 miles round trip, not too far, but farther than I've gone lately. It felt pretty good, I even "jogged" across a couple of streets. Actually it felt great to get outside and do something somewhat aerobic...the first since last Wednesday. I'm anxious to go running and see how everything holds up, but I'm not going to push it too much.
Unfortunately though, my time of running during the day is coming rapidly to an end. Emme only has two days of school left this week and then Monday and Tuesday next week. After that, she'll be out for the summer (and a 1st grader (assuming she doesn't get held back)...man I'm getting old!) and I'll have to do all my running early before Dan leaves for work or sometime after he gets home at night. I don't mind getting up early and sometimes evening runs are quite pleasant, but I have to admit I'm a sun worshiper and sometimes I really enjoy getting out in that sunshine.