My ankle has been so sore the past year whenever I ran as little as 2-3 miles. My frustration about not getting a good workout drove me to try the Insanity program (which I loved!) and I completed 2 cycles of it. I felt like my ankle got stronger by doing some cross training, so that's when I decided to go to the doctor and try to run again.
I went to a doctor this fall, and said that I have residual tendonitis from my injury last year that hasn't healed. She hooked me up with some cool orthotics to wear in my running shoes. They've really been helping my ankle feel better when I run, so I've been able to increase my distance to 5 miles! This is HUGE. It's so nice to get a good run in, now that school has started up and I'm more busy with less time to devote to a workout.
However, after a couple of months running 5 miles at a time, my ankle is still getting pretty sore towards the end of a run. I think it's time to go back to the doctor and get something figured out about this ankle of mine. I don't want to be injured for life! Meanwhile, I'm pretty sure I'm not injuring it further, and I'll continue to run and write about it!