The neuroma state is: it’s probably improving but very slowly. I ran 5k last weekend for the first time in, I don’t know, 3 months? Maybe 4. Then 4k this weekend (I was aiming for 5, but I’ve lost a lot of endurance, there’s a heat wave and my pacing was bad).
There was some post-run pain last week, but it wasn’t too bad. In general it is currently better than it has been at any point in the last six months, and that includes the zero running months, so that’s good, but as it’s such a slow process I am always wondering if it’s stalled and this is as good as it gets, in which case it’s not good enough and I need to get it sorted out, but…
…At the moment I’m stuck in limbo in that it’s bad enough that I don’t want to run on it much, but it’s not bad enough that I want to pursue actual professional treatment (which will be invasive). Hopefully it will continue to improve and in a few months it won’t bother me much.
As it has been stable for the last few weeks, the next test will be to run twice a week consistently, which I’m intending to start next week. I did run twice a week in the week of the end-of-May bank holiday, but wasn’t sure it was really up to it so the past 2 or 3 weeks have been one-run-only weeks.