Hi All - At the end of August, I took my son to a water park and at the end of one of the water slides, my heel slammed (and I mean slammed) into the drain grate of a landing pool that was about 2 feet too shallow. The damage I did, as I've determined, was a "bruised heel" - basically an injury to the fat pad under your heel bone. Painful at first, but after that, just really inconvenient. The problem though is that if you don't let it get better, it can get really worse.
So anyways, I've been nursing this thing since then. I re-injured it once when I was climbing some stuff with my son, forgot about the heel momentarily, and jumped about 10 feet down, and got an instant reminder.
GET TO THE POINT MAN... right! so, my question for anyone out there that has had this injury - at what point did you trust that it was better and ready for miles again? In mid-October I'm doing 24 miles on North Fork Mtn in Monongahela, and want to be sure that I don't regret it at, say, mile 13. I'm able to walk normal again right now, but it still seems a little tender, though that could be in my head. Advice?