Long post warning....
Feeling sorry for myself! Last Thursday was such a great day, running with the 401 Challenge. I ran 17K in the morning, and apart from the usual level of fatigue, I felt fine. Went into town in the afternoon and gave blood, then finished the day off normally with no signs of anything amiss.
When I woke up in the morning (wedding day) I noticed that my right ankle/heel was sore - tender to the touch and a bit painful to walk on, It was in the general area of the achilles tendon, but slightly to the outer side of the heel. I got through the day ok, nipping out to buy a pair of trail shoes ready for Parkrun if I made it, and the wedding went off nicely (2pm at the register office). We all went for drinks at a cocktail bar afterwards, then for a meal in the evening. I eventually got to be at getting on for 2 in the morning, with the ankle still sore but no worse.
I woke in the morning and thought the foot perhaps felt better, so decided to go to Parkrun. While I was aware of something not quite right, it wasn't painful or difficult to run on. It was a pretty cold morning, and the ground was quite boggy, so all things considered, my 32 minute run wasn't bad.
The foot was uncomfortable but didn't seem to be getting worse over the weekend, and I went out for a 7k run on Monday without too much difficulty. Yesterday (Tuesday) I went with Jan (new wife) to visit my parents in London. The foot was hurting more, and when I looked at it, the foot was definitely a little swollen around the achilles (hadn't noticed this before), although still with no sign of bruising. It was noticicably more difficult to walk on without limping. I phoned the osteopath and arranged an appointment for Thursday morning. Last night I iced it and this morning it does feel a little better, though not good enough to run on.
I'd have been running today, and it's club run night tomorrow. I'd definitely be stupid to run today, but I'm really anxious that I'm going to be confined to the IC for a bit. There's a 10k race in 3 weeks or so, and I was trying to prepare for that.
Has anybody had similar experiences? What should I be expecting? I'm a bit peed off that for the first time, I can't run.