Today was the first day of running after a 6 day rest period. After the first 3 days of rest, I attempted a walk which proved to be too much for my foot. The second 3 day portion was very necessary for healing.
The injury itself was never really "confirmed"; a hospital visit in Clarenville, NL, (complete with an x-ray) concluded that the injury was not a stress fracture. The visit, however, offered no advice as to how I should deal with this "unconfirmed injury".
So, a chat with a friend in Peterborough, ON, who is absolutely fantastic, said that it could be a sprain and from there I made the decision to take a rest. The sprained ligament is located on the posterior-lateral side of my right foot ---NOT my ankle--- I just had to clear that up, everybody assumes ankle, but thankfully, this is not ankle. With that said, it still needs ample rest!!!
Today's run took me through Clarenville and just past Thorburn Lake, NL. It was raining all day and was significantly colder than expected. It was fairly typical of the past couple of weeks.
An injury like this is incredibly frustrating because there is very little that can be done about it, except taking some rest. I am keeping my head high and hoping for no pain in the morning.