Lately when I would wake up my heel would give me a good start when I got up. Then after about 10 minutes of stretching I was fine. But it didn't affect my running at all. I did my paces without difficulty. These last few days off from running I have noticed a marked improvement on the morning pain. So that is good news. But I don't want to rush anything. I really want to run the Philadelphia Distance Run and if I rest now the chances are good that I will make the run. But if I push things now, I may not.
However, as part of my goals are weight loss, I have been diligent in exercise.
Fri: 40 pushups, 100 crunches, 50 side crunches, 50 leg raises, 50 squats, 25 techniques 8 times each, 200 punches, 200 kicks
Sat: 45 pushups, 100 crunches, 50 side crunches, 50 leg raises, 50 lunges, 30 techniques 5 x each. Then later in the day I went to a class where we worked on bag drills, stick fighting drills, kata (traditional set of moves set one after another to create a type of dance of sorts), and techniques worked on each other.
Overall it has been a good couple of days and I am keeping on track with my weight even if I am not running. I would rather be running but I have to rest. I will try to make it back for my birthday on the 12th.