Yesterday, I was working at home and during lunch Callum and I took Lucy (the dog) to the park. As soon as I stepped out of the car, I had an intense stabbing pain in the bottom of my foot. I haven’t had any foot pain leading up to this so it was really a shock. I was hoping that it would just go away but now a day and a half later, it’s still there unfortunately.
The pain only happens when I walk or jump or of course, run. I came home after the walk and put up my foot and iced it hoping for the pain to go away. It didn’t so I rested yesterday.
Today, still in pain, I decided to skip my run (because it would REALLY hurt) and go swimming at lunch instead. I called this morning and made an appointment to see a physiotherapist tomorrow morning. My coach said that I can’t run until I have someone look at my foot, especially since 100 mile training starts in one week.
This is particularly frustrating because this is the first week that I’ve been back to running since my 4 week recovery break.
So until I figure this out, I will swim and bike and rest my foot. My fingers are crossed that the pain will go as quickly as it came!
Have you had weird running injuries?