With one thing and another (busy-ness, heat wave) I haven't run for 2 weeks. Last time I ran, I had a really good run and did 4.95K, the furthest I had ever gone. But when I stopped running and started walking home, the arch of my foot ached. It was just a dull ache, so I wasn't too concerned, and it hadn't hurt at all while running. I then forgot about it, as it hasn't really hurt since, but as soon as I put my trainers on today, it started aching again. I decided it would probably be okay once I started running, as it had been last time, but once I started running, it ached more. By the time I had been running 4 minutes, it was a sharp pain and seemed to be getting worse the more I ran, so I decided to stop and walk home.
I'm really worried that this is the end of my running now though. I was going to get back into it this week while my husband is off for half-term, but obviously that isn't going to be happening now. It will then take at least another week to get a doctors appointment, so that will be at least 4 weeks without running. I am worried by the fact that it was worse after 2 weeks of not running though - how on earth long am I going to have to have off for it to heal up?! Or could it be my trainers? I am slightly flat-footed I think, but I have been using these trainers since I started the programme in January and haven't had any problems before. Any advice? Anyone had similar?