Foot is still bothering me. I don't know if it's better. The sharp pain is gone but it's very achy. When I walk, when I clip out of the bike, when I bend my toes, etc. I've been icing it and taking ibuprofen, which helps. I actually tried a conservative run on the treadmill with my new insoles with arch support on Sunday night. It actually went pretty well. Instead of a stabbing pain after 5 steps, I was able to go 3 miles, as long as I kept it under 6 mph. I did have to think about my form; however, and I'm worried about getting a secondary injury from compensating. If I run "flat-footed", it doesn't hurt. When I go back to my normal, running-on-my-toes form, it hurts.
I found a highly recommended podiatrist and made an appointment. The earliest he could see me was next Friday, which will be after the Spring Sprint Tri this weekend. I just hope he can get me back on track for the International Tri at the end of June. I can handle 3 miles (sort of) right now but, unfortunately not 6 (ack!). I've already signed up for both triathlons so I feel kind of pressured (they're expensive!). Question #1 of the day: What should I do about the triathlon this weekend? I really hate to blow all that money. I'm kind of leaning towards doing it and being very conservative on the run, using my new insoles. If it hurts too much, I can walk, or (gulp) not do the run and do the other 2 phases. It'll be good practice, and I'll use that approach. It's a 1/4 mile swim in the bay (I just got a new wetsuit), 9 mile bike, and 3 mile run. Only thing is--I don't want to injure myself more and take myself out of the running for the International Tri, which is a bigger race. Sigh.