So, I am still running. I had to take a break after my ankle-spraining stupidity, but I started running again on Monday after a nearly two-week hiatus. Can I just say that it was really hard to do when I went back to it? It wasn't as hard as the first day I ran, when I thought that I was never ever going to breathe normally again, but it was challenging for sure, even though I was going a shorter distance than I had gone with less effort before I stopped.
I wore my figure-eight brace when I ran this week, because the ankle still twinges a bit. I think it was a good idea to wear it because it kept me from doing anything stupid.
Thanks to my clumsiness-induced break I don't think I'll be able to get up to the 5K distance in time for a race at the end of this month (which was my original goal), but that's okay. There are other races.