I absolutely have no choice but to walk through any pain and/or discomfort in my feet. Whatever I did to them both is just going to have to heal in November. I have the Air Force Half Marathon in FIVE weeks and I am more than a little out of shape. I will do yoga, swim and walk every single day. I walked four miles this evening and then put my feet on ice. Probably not long enough, but I was in a hurry. I only did one ten-minute round with the ice.
I am excited to do this marathon. I had the goal of walking and running it. But my best walking time is 12:44 and my best running time is just under that so why, oh why should I put my feet through a grinder just to shave off a couple minutes from a 3.5 hour walk?
Why, indeed. It's hard not to compete with myself, to best my last time, to do better and better until my body is completely out of talent. I think I'm close to that point, anyway.