I am optimistic about my foot. During my Sunday run the discomfort started further into the run than it had on my Friday long run. The level of discomfort was also greatly diminished vs. Friday. During today's run I had ZERO pain! The big test will be tomorrow. It will be the first time I'm running consecutive days since the foot flared up. I am far from home free with it, but I'm glad it has been improving each day and not worsening.
I bit the bullet and got a pair of recovery socks and compression sleeves. I had to get both because I wanted the socks for the foot issue & the sleeves to sleep in (possibly run in) and wear under my pants to work. I hate having socks on when I sleep but don't think I'll mind the sleeves. Everyone has been raving about compression leg thingies lately I had to jump on the train, too.
I also realize I need to start incorporating more stretching into my regimen. Sometimes I do it, most of the time I don't. That is definitely something I need to address. I also want to start cross-training more. The whole swimming and biking thing didn't go so well so this time I'm thinking yoga or pilates. I used to do pilates and enjoyed it & have heard a lot of great things about yoga. I am quite possibly the most inflexible person so that will be an interesting adventure. Does anyone know any good pilates or yoga DVD's (there is no way I'm going to a class!).