Ok, this run did not go so well.
First, the core-strength program that I did the night before was MUCH harder than I thought it would be. I could not do the plank lift, and could only barely do the side plank lift. So, I was discouraged about that. Perhaps it will get easier? Hopefully! I have yet to give it a second try.
Then, during the run, the dreaded foot pain became worse, and worse, and worse...
I had taken ibuprofen, wrapped the ankle, and eaten an energy bar just like before, but this time it didn't help. By the time I finished the run, I was limping home very slowly.
I am seeing a doctor on Monday. I am going to skip the final run of week 4, which was scheduled for tonight. I just don't think it is a good idea to keep running through pain. I will find out what the problem is and what I can do about it, and go from there. If I can continue running, I will have a week 4 re-do. Which is fine with me. I really want to finish this program, so I don't want to hurt myself and end up failing.
Damn the injury. All else considered, I am doing very well up to this point in the program. Such bad luck.
The next blog will have an update from the doctor, and hopefully news about a continued bid at the couch-to-5k program.