Just when I thought things were going so well.... I started C25K in Mid April, graduated in June and recently managed to run just over 7K. I had a lovely run by the river in York at the weekend - 6.7 K and felt really good. A little later in the day I noticed some pain in my foot and thought it was my old weak ankle playing up, so I ignored it. Last night I went for my 'standard' home run: 5.3k to the river and back. A the run went on, the pain grew worse so I slowed down, but by the time I got home, I was feeling a bit sick with the pain. I took some ibuprofen and rested (well, I watched Game of thrones actually, trying not to think of all the horrible possibilities). Really painful to walk, but no swelling, no heat and really difficult to identify the source of the pain.
Still very painful this morning when I walk, though I slept well. Not wanting to even think about the dreaded plantar fasciitis, I googled foot pain and quite quickly got to heel pain and then to plantar fasciitis... 'Most cases of heel pain resolve within a year with exercise and stretching' the NHS Choices website tells me.
Now it could just be bruising, as my husband tells me the heel is quite dark, which would be very good, but I wonder whether anyone has any thoughts or ideas or suggestions? We are going to the coast today to celebrate my husband's birthday walking on the beach, but I may not be doing much walking! And I was just about to register for 10k race at the end of September...
Photo of feet attached - it's the right foot/heel.
Thank you everyone, for reading this far - I have really enjoyed this group.