After a week of being able to run (only when interspersed with walking though) I've found that progress is still exceptionally slow. So much so that I've been told by the medical guys to stop for a fortnight so they can do some more tests to find out why I'm taking an unfathomably long time to recover from a badly sprained ankle. [eleven weeks and counting]
The theory is that I have some kind of illness or condition which is effecting things. Something like calcium deficiency or not being able to fully utilise proteins.
Or maybe something more serious and sinister. Much blood and urine has been taken away for analysis, different parts of my body have had x-rays and CT scans taken of them and all the results should be back next week.
In the meantime there is no way I'll be anywhere near fit enough for the World 24 hr Championships next May so I've reluctantly sent an email to the team management letting them know that I don't wish to be considered.
A sad but necessary decision. I'll just have to run well in the second half of 2013 to get back into the team :)