I tried to run last night before yoga & the BACK & sides of my heel HURT!!! I walked a lot and then went to yoga – NO PAIN when I walked, no pain when I stretched!? When I got home, I iced my heel and took ibuprofen.
This is how it started. I ran a 5k on Sat – no pain that I remember.
It was sore when I ran on Sunday so I ran slow and cut my long run from 8 to 4 miles. I played tennis all afternoon – NO PAIN!
I did NOT run on Monday but played tennis Monday nite – NO PAIN!
I ran a slow 3 miles Tues am. Heel was the same – SORE. I played tennis after work – Again NO PAIN.
Now as I sit at the desk, of course, my heel feels fine!
What’s wrong with my heel?
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Calcaneal (Heel Bone) Spur
- Retrocalcaneal (Heel Bone) Bursitis
- Nothing. It just hurts.
I should see a doctor but who has time for that.
What should I do?
- Stop running all together
- Ice it
- Take ibuprofen
Well, at least for today, I will do the above. For the books, I’m not a good patient and don’t follow advice well.
I trained for my first half when my foot hurt and ignored it. I bought new shoes and ran the half in them. I did the same for my 2nd half. However, this pain is scarier… it feels more serious…
Training for my 3rd half starts July 4. I hope the pain is gone by then!!!
Happy Running? Do you ignore injuries?