I did a little test last night while walking barefoot on the beach. A few days ago, I did a tow and then run combination. I found that doing it in that order was a mistake.

It was warm that day, so I was sweating a lot and pushing it hard. But then I felt a little bit of soreness on the top of my right foot. It was nothing to stop me from running, so I kept going but more gently. It had to do with running downhill, something that is always tough on the body no matter what.

During last night’s test, every several hundred yards on the beach, I twisted and pulled on my foot to see what was going on. It feels like a little bit of the fibrous tissue across the top of my foot hurts at certain angles. It doesn’t bark when sitting around, though. If it did, I would be more worried.

One thing that has happened is I have worn out all my running shoes, so I’m not wearing them anymore. I’ve been marching around in my boots all the time. I think this may be weakening my feet. It is time to go find myself a couple pair of walking shoes, as I do not run in regular shoes any more.

Today it’s a few doses of Advil and then no running. Maybe I’ll go for a bike ride or something that doesn’t use the top of my foot.


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