New year running woes

Late last year I decided that I was going to run a lot more races then I did last year, sadly the best laid plans of mice and men went up in smoke when last Tuesday I "stumbled" down a step leaving my office building.

I didn't think anything of it at the time but later that day my ankle started hurting and the following morning it was swollen and tender all the way up from my ankle to my knee. So what is the prognosis...

...well without having my foot/leg x-rayed making a diagnosis is quite hard, but this is what I think it could be...

...what am I doing about it, well right now I have my foot elevated and am using ice to try and reduce the swelling even more. I'm certainly not planning on doing any running in the immediate future, which is a bit frustrating especially as I was planning to run the Dartford 10 mile, the Canterbury 10 mile, the Sidcup 10 mile and the Tunbridge Wells 1/2 Marathon I hope to be fully recovered within 4 or 5 weeks but with these types of injuries you never know!

If anyone has any tips on managing an ankle injury or strength building exercises I'd love to hear from you.