So all my wonderful plans for completing c25k and running my 1st 10k this weekend have gone totally out of the window since I have aggravated my big toe joint. Saw a private physio who told me to rest for 2 weeks and RICE but 6 weeks on this is still no better. Went to see my GP who told me that if I want it to settle completely I have to take 6 weeks off all exercise and elevate at all times where possible. 6 Weeks!!!! That is impossible I will go stir crazy I need my fix of exercise induced endorphins ...... ARGH!! Any body else had a similar issue as it is the ball of my foot under my big toe that is the problem ( it is not gout, not broken and not a bunion) but I can't even walk bare footed without it hurting.