I'd planned to do something easier tonight as a sort of rest but I'm now wondering if I wouldn't be better off giving it a miss and trying to catch up tomorrow.
My ankles have been sore for weeks to varying degrees and this week my right calf has come out in sympathy and feels quite "knotted " so that I've been hobbling around between runs - it does usually ease off a bit after a mile or so but walking round the office during the day just hurts because I don't get a chance to loosen up.
Added to that, I seem to have a bit of a "shoe issue". I bought a pair of running shoes on line that were exactly the same as my trail shoes - they were half price and I thought it would make sense to buy them and keep them for when the first pair wore out. They've been sat in the box for weeks and weeks now and I thought I'd wear them for last Thursday's run. I was surprised to find them really uncomfortable so I put them aside until last night's run, when I thought I'd try them again but carefully loosened the laces so my foot didn't hurt. Again, throughout my run my right foot felt as though the laces were far too tight, even though they weren't. Today my whole foot hurts, including my big toe joint that is prone to arthritis. I can only assume that there is a manufacturing fault in that particular shoe - the left one feels fine.
Anyway, with all these niggling injuries and having had an upset stomach and sore eyes all day, I'm tending to think I should spend the evening resting and icing the injured bits. I'm hopeful that will make me feel better enough to do a very gentle 5k run or a session at the gym plus a 5k or more cycle tomorrow to make up for it. I'm torn between feeling guilty and doing what I think is the sensible thing ! Would it be cheating ?