I know, but my dream is to run. Ive waited 15 years to run again. I asked my ND if it is ok for me since I have this steel rod in my back. She said "everyone else will tell you not to run, but knowing you, the emotional benefits outweigh the physical, so run". Since I have been running the past month I have recieved healing like never before. So I really want my ankles to hold up!