On my week 8 run 2 ( May 13 morning), I surprised myself and ran full 38-40 minutes and completed bit more than 5 k. It was first ever in my life ( am turning 38 this October) , and I was so damn happy to reach at this level. But in the process, I hurt my left foot ( on side, near instep) and it was painful. I was hopeful that couple of days rest plus some muscle pain ointment and crepe bandage will all it take to get back on track. Well, it surely helped and yesterday evening, I put on my shoes again and was ready to complete my week 8 run 3. I could run only 1 km and pain came back. Stopped for a walk , ran another 0.5 k and again needed to stop for a walk. Last try, lasted for another 0.5 km and that was it. I walked another 1.5 km and was hating every bit of it, because I wanted to run !! ( what have you done Laura, to this truly couch potato who had never run before this March) .
I am now afraid that this foot pain will either take so long to cure or not go permanently and I might end up one of those person who will recall that dream run I had on May 13, 2013.
I think I am overreacting but that's what I am feeling today knowing fully that I will not be able to get another running chance at least for a week or two from today.