Yup, I’m still injured.
It seems silly saying I’m injured when it’s not a major thing. I haven’t broken a bone or had a bad fall. It’s just my foot but it is stopping me from running.
After all the kind comments last week I have been foam rolling every day, as well as my stretches. I’ve also worn my trainers instead of my wellies when walking my dog, I think it has helped.
On Saturday I thought I’d test out my feet. At the beginning of the month I had planned a long run with my mum along the bank of the Thames this weekend. I knew I wasn’t up to that but I still wanted to try running so my mum suggested a gentle run on Clapham Common. It was a beautiful day for running, blue skies, not too cold, winter sun shining. At first my foot felt fine but just before we got to 2 miles I got a dull ache along the arch of my foot so we stopped and walked.
Even though I had to stop it was nice to be out on the Common. It is such a well used common, full of runners, dog walkers and kids playing, as well as football games happening with players of all ages. Just a shame I had to stop.
The good news I had this week, though, is that my running club has arranged for a podiatrist to do a talk at the club this week coming and she will be doing some one-to-one sessions afterwards. So by this time next week I should have a plan of action in place to get me running again.
Do you have a favourite place to run? How has your week been?