Half marathon done, and a new PB to boot 1:32:59 at the world half marathon champs in Cardiff. Only 33 mins slower than Mo That takes me up to 509km for the year with 1507 to go. Talking a week or two off now, then slow build up again for autumn marathon. On course to beat 2016 for the year. I'll drop a bit behind schedule over the next few weeks, but should make it up with the marathon training later in the year.
In 1535 the Galápagos Islands were discovered when Fray Tomás de Berlanga was blown off course en route to Peru.
Not a great couple of weeks running for me - struggling with various niggles that won't go away. I've got a half a week tomorrow, so I'm keeping myself going for that, then I'm going to have a couple of weeks off running (including a week's holiday ) and see if that helps. Main target for the year is the Amsterdam Marathon in October, so I've got plenty of time to take a break and build back up (hopefully injury free) before that, and catch up the distance!
Just to add to what Debra's said, my ankle is also now completely pain free, and there don't seem to be any long term consequences of the break, which is a relief. When I'd been to see various doctors and physios as part of the assessment process for the insurance claim, they made comments like "there's no reason to suspect that it'll cause any problems like early onset arthritis" which of course made me worry about exactly that, especially as I was still getting discomfort from it a couple of years after the initial fracture. Thankfully that doesn't seem to be the case. Fingers crossed you'll also make a complete recovery.
It very much depends on the nature of the fracture. It's a very complex joint, and there are a large number of different injuries that all go under the heading of "broken ankle". I broke my ankle (well, had it broken for me, by an idiot driver who didn't see me on my bike in the roundabout he was joining) and had an operation to have it pinned, followed by 6 weeks in plaster. It was about 12 months before I was running again, and then had to build up really gradually. Probably 2 - 2.5 years before I was able to run regularly completely free of any discomfort from it.