Well I'm out of action yet again so don't do what I do, do the sensible thing. For about 10 weeks I have ignored a painful left heel. Kept on running and treated it myself feeling sure it was the Plantar muscle. It settled down and was bearable for a few weeks then it flared again, worse this time. Asked the doc what he thought and he said it was Achilles and just to work through the pain, I could keep on running but not to overdo things.
A week ago after an 8K run/walk through forest tracks and trails it flared big time, heel pain, swollen arch and now a pulling sensation up my calf. Sports Physio here I come, outcome is very bad Plantar Fasciitis, everything has seized and is tight. Loads of massage which was very painful, loads of stretch exercises to do and two more appointments next week. Worse still, NO RUNNING for a while So I'm out of action yet again, who knows I could be the first ever runner to have to work through C25K not once, not twice, not even thrice but four blooming times!!!!! So when the sun comes out instead of running I will be throwing this darn lazy lump out of my hammock and armed with my Kindle and a glass of something nice will be thinking of you all with envy. Happy running guys and girls, this Oldgirl is down but hopefully not out for too long. One last thing, don't ignore pain, if it doesn't get better within a week get it checked out.