I ended last week with just a tick over 6 hours of exercise and zero running.
Hard lift today for lower body and core. I have a fairly significant leg strength discrepancy. Today on leg curls my left hamstring struggled hard to complete a set of 8 reps with 50 pounds while my right hamstring breezed through it. My left calf is considerably weaker too, to the point where I struggle to go up on my toes on that leg. For months I have felt a twinge in my left piriformis ever since I tweaked my left hamstring, of which I can still feel from time to time. The weights are huge for me right now in terms of correcting this. It's possible too that something isn't firing (glute?) correctly or that I have just over compensated with the foot (the weak leg is also the one with the 'hurt' foot)?
I go in tomorrow for a doctors appointment and will hopefully find out what's going on with my foot. My best guess right now is a bruise or bone spur on my intermediate or lateral cuneiform. I have laced my shoes so the laces skip the middle part of my foot and don't press on the cuneiforms which helps a ton. And since I am going in to have my foot diagnosed (hopefully) I ran today for 4 miles, I couldn't stand it any longer and I HAD to see if my foot hurt when I run... A note to my athletes- you are officially allowed to give me shit for this because I would never allow you to do the same! My foot was solid and 2 hours post run I feel zero pain. 4 miles in 38:00 flat (9:30 pace) at HR average 131/ max 136. So I made it just 25 days of no running which is close enough to 4 weeks.