Ha, ha, I had the same thing happen. I got over zealous and hurt my foot. I think it’s probably plantar fascitis (sp?). Although, I actually think it may have been aggravated by my shoes. I wear five finger shoes and I wore through the toes, so I bought a new pair. They were tighter than my old pair, but I thought they would stretch out over time. I think my foot couldn’t move naturally enough in the new pair.
I’ve been using five fingers for over a decade and my feet have changed shape over the years. I recently noticed they’ve gotten wider and stockier. I’ve decided to try the men’s shoes instead. They are wider than the women’s shoes. Those arrived yesterday. I’m very excited to try them out once my break is finished. I’ve been taking off for the past week. I’m going to do more trail running for some softer ground, so I’m not always pounding the asphalt and cement.
I LOVE the heat and humidity. I have noticed that when it’s hot, it’s harder to stay in my heart rate zone, so my times are a little slower, but it’s just sooooo nice to be outside in the warmth. If I go early enough, the temperature is in low 20s (deg C). That is quite comfortable for running.
I have found if I keep in my heart rate low enough during my long run, I don’t need the carbs. If my run is too intense, my body craves carbs for the rest of the day until I give in. The one and only half marathon I’ve done, I just ate some bacon prerace and then electrolytes during the race. That seemed to go well, but it was three years ago. I signed up for a half in November. I don’t know if I’m going to snack on anything during the race. I ran 9 miles a few weeks ago and was fine, but who knows, maybe a little energy boost during the longer distance would be a good thing. I’ve got some time to experiment.
I really upped my B-vitamin intake a few months ago. It has really helped: energy levels and sleep. My hair is also growing much better. My only complaint is I now have to shave my legs way more often.