Dear C25K friends
It's now been almost a week since my last run. My foot/heel is more painful than ever even though I have been trying to rest it, as far as possible within the constraints of everyday life. I've had a couple of nice cycle rides and have been trying to read up on what the problem might be: obviously plantar fasciitis is a strong possibility, although the symptoms don't quite fit that; a stress fracture to the calcaneous bone is another.... but with the pain getting worse, it's a bit difficult not to be discouraged. I had to go into Cambridge today to do some errands and ended up walking, very slowly, more than I had expected (back and forth to the Apple store while they repaired/replaced my new iphone) and all I'm good for now is sitting on the sofa resting my leg with another dose of ibuprofen! I've taken all the advice about RICE and it seems to be worse rather than better.
I have an appointment with a good sports podiatrist on Wednesday but guess I might go and see the doctor tomorrow as maybe an x-ray would be a good idea.
I'm really missing my evening runs and today don't even feel like going for a cycle ride, which is unlike me.
Sorry to winge. It's just so disheartening to have made such good progress and I had such high hopes of running 10k at the end of September to raise money for children in Africa. I know it's not a big problem in the larger scheme of things and I'm grateful for a sympathetic husband and a nice place to rest my foot.
Thanks for reading this far. I hope you've all had lovely Sundays.