So, on Saturday, when I was running barefoot on the treadmill, my left foot felt strange. It felt sort of like the bones weren’t aligned quite right. When I got off, there was a definite tender spot on the top of my foot. I wore shoes for the rest of the day and it felt much better the next day.
On Sunday, I headed out for a run, fully prepared to bail if necessary. I wore my Brooks Pure Connects to give my foot a bit of cushion. That seemed to help during the run, but there was a definite soreness afterwards, especially when I was walking barefoot (which is how I am 99.9% of the time when I’m at home.) I even took ibuprofen before bed, which is something I almost never do.
On Monday, my foot was really sore. Like limping when not wearing shoes sore. So, I put on my Connects and my foot felt 100%. In fact, it felt so much improved that I was sure I could run. One mile in, it became apparent that was not the case. As I walked home, my foot felt fine when I was walking. I may have even thought I could run/walk the 3.7 miles I needed to get to 100 for the month. A few steps of running were all I needed to remind myself otherwise.
It killed me to not hit 100 miles this past month. Killed me. But a very localized tender spot with pain each time my forefoot hit the ground scares me. I’d rather miss a short term goal than be out of running for a long period.
Today I have a chiro appointment for my calf. Fingers crossed that whatever is going on with my foot is something that can be fixed with a little manipulation, rest, and ice.