OK, so I was out of the water for about 4 weeks with pain on the top of my foot. I stopped all running just to be safe, and then last week I finally visited my doctor. He said rest was the right direction. He recommended new shoes (which I already had ready to go) and to ice and use Aleve if I needed to for pain. He thinks it’s just tendonitis and that I should be able to run through it, so, yay!
I went running 3 miles the next day, then 3 miles at the Color me Rad race the next day. I ran again (4 miles) this past Saturday. I plan to start picking up the distance training again this week.
I also did my first open water swim of the year this past Sunday, and it went ok.
One last update, I signed up for the Amica Ocean Beach Triathlon on Sunday, and I’m going to have to get serious with my training now or it’s gonna hurt.