I was feeling good. The day before, I just had the best 5 mile run, coming in under an 8:00 mile. This day I chose to take it easy and not push it. As I ran, my heel spur began to bother me. It has been bothering me a lot lately. So I concentrated on my form and tried to relax.
The run continued and I sped up a bit. I was really wanting to have another good run. I shouldn’t have done that. My heel began hurting more and I kept relaxing and running. At the 4 mile point, it hit. The pain. There was definitely something wrong. I stopped immediately and began to walk. Shortly the walk became a limp. I had to walk a quarter mile back to my car and it took almost as long as it did to run the 4 miles.
I then limped for 4 days. I had a lot to get done and didn’t ice it like I should have. I still don’t know if it is my achilles or heel spur.
The good news is that I bought that bike over black Friday. My heel didn’t hurt at all riding the bike. I rode with my only daughter one day. She has suffers a lot from Fibromyalgia and it was great riding slowly through the neighborhood with her.
Sunday was also good. I went riding at the State Park with RS. We rode a lot. We rode mountain trails and roads. The trails were really hard to get used to at first, but by the end, we were riding hard and having a lot of fun. We rode some roads for a while and then headed back to the car. Going up the hill to where we parked was hard as my legs were rubber. Funny that I can run 5 miles hard and fast, but I can’t ride 5 miles without major effort.
Today, 5 days after my injury I am doing better. I walked without a limp and have little pain. I won’t have time to run again until Wednesday, so I should be good to go.
I was just thinking a week ago that what has kept me from running most lately has been other health issues (stones, mainly), and then this…
Either way, I will be back. I will run. I will keep the edge and, Lord willing, I will run another marathon… Boston maybe!