I knew my people would come through! You guys rock. Thank you so much!!
I forgot to mention I did some weeding in the garden after we finished emptying the basement on Saturday. That always messes with my leg muscles because I’m a squatter. I don’t do the kneeling thing, though I know I should.
So, after reading through all of your good suggestions and questions I’m self-diagnosing the following:
Not plantar fascitis though I’m probably at risk or on the brink. A good excuse to get new running shoes! Meg, seriously, how do you work around that kind of pain and run the miles you do?
I did roll my foot around on a tennis ball last night and it helped. Not so much a burning pain as an ache.
Likely culprit – tight calf muscles – thank you Charisa for the tip and Mom & Tony too – most likely brought on by starting to ride Now Voyager more and excessive weeding.
Trigger point release on my calf helps too! Thank you RocketPants for the link to the page about trigger points. I think it is the same calf causing trouble.
I went for a swim yesterday and it felt so good to be able to move without bearing weight on my cranky right leg.
This morning we did a *short* walk. I swear the foot felt better as we went along so that’s a good sign.
The real irony is that if I’d been able to go to the yoga workshop with Clair as planned on Saturday I would probably be injury free. Darn that water heater.
A shout out to my buddy Maggs who podiumed at Lavaman in Hawaii this weekend. AFTER doing a hard core week of training too. Wow.
Thanks all for the advice! Now I have another burning question for you. How do you carry water on your long runs?