After I finished running my 4mi on Monday, my right foot really started hurting. By Tuesday morning, it was really throbbing and it became difficult to walk. I brought something to ice it at work (a bag of frozen pineapple, don't judge me), and that combined with ibuprofen seemed to help a lot. I decided that my Tuesday run would be 3mi on the elliptical machine. The elliptical machine is very low impact and designates the cardio into a different area of my legs, so I was able to take it easy.
Wednesday, my foot was feeling better, so I decided to hit the treadmill again. Ran 4mi and knocked 3 minutes off of my time! My foot didn't hurt at all while I was running, but the minute I stepped off I realized it was going to need ice immediately. Again, ice and ibuprofen helped immediately.
So where am I today? Sitting on the couch. I decided no running, no hiking, no walking. Got home from work to apply more ice on the area.
But what is it??
- My achilles tendon
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel spur
Hopefully so, I need to get back to running tomorrow! :(