Okay, so here’s the thing: my left heel is still a bit sore but it strangely gets less sore when I walk or run on it for awhile. Eventually it starts getting sore again, but I haven’t tested the outer boundary of this yet. I’ve done a 10 km walk so far and had no issues.
So I really have no idea what happened or is happening. I suspect my doctor would not know, either. I’m not sure an x-ray or ultrasound would reveal anything, either. I suppose if I minimized my walking as much as possible that it would eventually heal (ho ho) to the point where it would not be sore at all, but realistically, that’s not going to happen.
Maybe one day it will just feel better as suddenly as that day it suddenly started to hurt.
Anyway, it’s dumb and I have decided I am not going to let it stop me from resuming running, because I’ve been running more as part of my post-work walks. And I’m going to start logging these walks as workouts, which they are, because I sweat and stuff.
What I have been doing for the last month or so is walking to the end of the Brunette River trail and back, a route that covers a little over 7 km. It takes just over an hour when walking.
Today I ran more than I have since starting these walks, including a stretch where I clocked in at a pace of 5:58/km–on the slow side for running, but basically impossibly fast for walking, unless I was five meters tall, maybe.
Here are the stats of my walk, which I will include going forward (also the heel feels no worse for having done this):
Walk 1 Average pace: 7:58/km Location: Brunette River trail Distance: 7.63 km Time: 1:00:53 Weather: Sunny Temp: 23ºC Humidity: 50% Wind: light BPM: 128 Weight: 173.3 pounds Total distance to date: 7.63 km Devices: Apple Watch Series 5, iPhone 8