After my last post and stating I wasn't going to the doctor, I woke up with issues.
I called my chiropractor who did amazing work on my plantar fasciitis last year, and I was able to get an appointment that afternoon. After a painful ART session and a discussion, we had a pretty simple plan -- give it a couple of days and then try a run. It could be something that goes away quickly, or it may take a couple of weeks.
Yesterday I did a very light, non-impact workout on the elliptical for 20 minutes and exercise bike for another 10. I had to make sure something simple wouldn't hurt.
Then with NO pain at all today, I headed out for a run this afternoon. After a half mile, I was writing a blog post in my head about how great I felt and how this may be the shortest injury ever.
Then a minute later, a STABBING pain in my leg returned. This, however, seemed to feel different than the previous pain and in a slightly different area. Still, though, it's all related.
Next step ... back to some non-impact workouts for a few days until I can get the area checked out again. It's not going to go away on its own. I have too much experience on my feet -- quite literally -- to know I can't just roll it out all myself and fully self treat it.
This is going to take a lot more work than I realized. When I wrote about "Mile 0" earlier this week, I just didn't think it would be so bad. EVERYTHING is on hold right now and when it's time, I have to rethink everything I've known about training.
Last week's pain and what I felt today are definitely near the top of most painful experiences I've had on a run, and I can't think about things more than one day ahead of time right now.