Sorry for the lack of posts lately. The pain in my leg got worse and I took a second trip the the doctor. I got another anti-inflammatory and instructions to foam roll and ice after every run. This seemed to help some and I was able to complete a 16 mile training run with my group last Saturday. However, I was in a lot of pain for the rest of the week. I managed a short run on Wednesday, then Friday set out for an hour but had to stop after only 20 minutes because of the pain right above my ankle.
Obviously, this is not what I wanted to happen during marathon training. It's not a good feeling when your mind wants to run but your body won't cooperate. But I would rather take time off now than be forced to miss my goal race. At this point, I know I couldn't even finish my upcoming November half marathon with a decent time.
So I will be doing yoga and the elliptical for a couple of weeks and then re-evaluate how I feel.