The foot is much better now and that makes me very happy. I went for an easy run on Wednesday morning and that did me now harm – if anything, things felt better afterwards. Still I think I should be wary for a while.
Thanks Andrew (and others) for the advice on the podiatrist. I actually get one free appointment a year with my diabetes plan and forgot to use my referral so I’m planning to go back to the doctors and get that sorted then I can get the podiatrist to check it all out while I’m there. She only works Saturdays so that might take another week, minimum.
The other thing that has come out of all this is that I’ve been ignoring the tightness in calves when I’ve been running. Stupid, I know. I never used to get tight calves and I’ve got a feeling it’s only happened since I bought my new running shoes. When I start getting paid, I want to go get some properly fitted, probably from Active Feet. I also plan to go get a good massage.
It’s really a good thing – better to have something minor spring up and get these issues sorted than having something major crop up later.
Sometimes I think my body’s falling apart. It’s weird – when I was overweight, I never had any issues but now there’s always something. I guess it’s like having a car. If you sit it in the garage and never drive it, you never have to worry about repairs. Until it rusts away in a big heap. While if you take the car out and push it to it’s limits, every little irregularity starts to show up.
And that reminds me of the other thing I have to do – get the car serviced.