That heel pain is still with me. Not super terrible, but enough that I’ve had to kind of change my normal gait. I’ve always been a heel strike, roll on to the balls of my feet kind of walker/runner. I’ve tried running on the balls of my feet, and that’s okay, but walking without heel strike is just weird. I feel like I’m walking like a marionette or something.
My circuit training was tough yesterday. Partway in to my second group of circuits I started to feel really weird. I wasn’t counting reps correctly (doing too many!) and my vision was weird. I couldn’t really concentrate straight ahead and my peripheral vision was a little fuzzy. So I took a beat, got a juice from my trainer. I really hate not being able to power through. My nutrition was on target – I had my big breakfast as directed, an hour and a half before the workout. I primed up with honey right before and I carried a water bottle around. (I usually take water breaks at the fountain between circuits.)
I took the day off today and the heel is feeling a bit better, but I’m not going to call in tomorrow. I’ll either use the stationary bike or swim. Hey, if I’m serious about this triathlon thing (and I am) I have to start with the whole biking thing and using a stationary bike is just about as good as anything I can do now.
Just to be safe, I am going to check in with my podiatrist. I wear custom foot orthotics for a plethora of foot trouble. Maybe it’s time for a new pair, but I just want to make sure I get the sign off to continue to train the way I want to.