I had to cut my run short today. I have a sharp pain in the bottom of my right foot that is causing some concern. The same thing happened after Ogden (except for it was the left foot). I was out for two weeks because I kept running on it. I learned my lesson because that injury wasted time when it didn't have to (I wasn't patient).
I can't afford to be out with an injury at this point, so I am just going to take it slow to get back into full training. I thought this problem may be my shoes, so I invested in a new pair, which didn't seem to help. When this happened to my left foot, I thought it might be Plantar Fasciitis. But it doesn't hurt to press on it and the pain is hardly there when I am walking. It is only when I get into a full running stride that is begins to scream. This same problem on my left foot was cured simply through rest and a lot of icing sessions. I am icing my right foot now, and will continue to do so throughout the week.
I think I may turn this week into a cross training week. TOU is on Setpember 20, and it is really important that I get back into my training cycle as soon as possible. We'll see how it is feeling tomorrow. Arg!