The good news is that I can still run. The bad news is that it still hurts my feet. On top of the heel pain that can now only be called chronic, I have pain in my pinkie toes. It kind of feels like the swelling I suffered on my 24-mile walk never quite subsided, and now those toes annoyed because they no longer fit properly into their shoes.
There's more good news, though. I've got less and less running to do for the next five weeks leading up to the race, which should be plenty of time to actually start healing from this now. Plus? Let's just be thankful it's not a calf injury or (shudder) a knee injury. My feet can squawk all they want, but ultimately they have to do what I tell them.