sprained ankle, getting back on the bike...
about a week and a half ago, i decided to try some barefoot-style running. long story short, i did too much too soon and the tendons/muscles in my left ankle were injured. i've been resting/icing/elevating/compressing.
my girlfriend wants to run a 5k for breast cancer about 1 month from now. i want to support her and train / run it with her. on the other hand, i don't want to exacerbate an existing injury.
simple question is - would it be better to train on my bike (light, no tough climbs), or wait longer?
Did you roll your ankle?
Sprains suck, can you walk without pain now?
I'm not a doctor but my personal theory is for a speedy recovery you need to find the right balance between rest and movement. What that balance is, is very hard to say but I think if you listen to your body and do not overdo the movement, it should be cool.