May 10th: Trying Again
Miles Today: 19.4 + 0.30 from hostel
Mile Marker: 721.8
The hostel I was zeroing at wasn't particularly great. I was anxious to get out of there and head to Daleville. My sister sent my new shoes there, and I really need those shoes. My current shoes felt like they were starting to die just after 300 miles. They will have around 400 on them by the time I switch. I'm hoping they are a leading factor in my ankle pain, because it would be an easy fix.
I didn't really have any issues hiking today. I took more breaks in the later half of the day to let my feet rest. The trail wasn't particularly difficult, and there were only a couple of small technical sections. Hopefully that keeps my ankle happy overnight. I slept with it elevated last night and will again tonight.
If all goes to plan, I'll nearo into Daleville tomorrow and stay in a motel. There I can keep my leg elevated, iced, and rested in a real bed. If that doesn't work I'm probably going to find a doctor to check. I've got to assume it's just an overuse injury, but the thought of taking off an extended time to rest isn't appealing. But ultimately I'll do whatever I need to do.