Hi there guys/gals,
I just wanted to update all you lovely helpful people with my situation at the moment...
Since my graduation at the end of November I have only managed to get out and complete two runs, and I am pleased to say that the first of those was a 5k run. So, I achieved my original objective of finishing C25K and complete a 5k run. I was absolutely well and truly knackered at the very end of that first post-graduation run, but I did complete it without stopping so I was really chuffed.
My last run though, which was over a week ago now (and only around 3.8k) was a real struggle, as I had picked up a niggling pain in my right foot, which I had hoped I could shake off, but running on it has only appeared to make things worse. In fact, every day of the past week when I get up out of bed (after a good full 6 to 8 hour rest), I can hardly put any weight on it at first. It does ease off 'a tad' after walking on it for a while, and I am able to walk on it for the rest of the day. However, it remains a dull ache (like when you bump a bad bruise) for the rest of the day until I get out of bed the following day and it hasn't improved at all. If anything, it seems worse then until I start to walk around a bit to loosen it up.
I need to find time to get it checked out by my GP, and that's what I intend to do tomorrow. I really hope it's not permanent damage, as I am finally expecting to take delivery of my new treadmill on Tuesday and was hoping to always get a few runs a week in then, regardless of the weather outside or not having enough time to get out.