-Pain on the top of the foot (check).
-Diffuse swelling on the top of the foot (don't know what "diffuse" means and I'm too lazy to research it. Damn you, public education!)
-Pain along the top of the foot which is worse during running (Amen! It still hurts a little when I walk around. Nothing that alters how I walk, though)
-Pain when the tendons are passively stretched (I can't remember when I've ever passively stretched something, but sure).
The cause of it?
-Overuse (well documented)
-Badly fitting shoes (wouldn't be surprised)
The article goes on to say that it may be a stress fracture, but you'd feel sharp pain if you pull out on the toes. That doesn't happen, so that's leading me to hope for the Best Case Scenario.
After I go to the doctor (yes, I'm going), I may be selling some "gently used" Pearl Izumis. I'm also hoping that the doctor (an ortho, not a podiatrist**) can suggest a shoe type that would fit me best. If that's the case, it's back to trying out the best shoe for me. Ugh. That can be fun and annoying at the same time.
I may have another potential race lined up after Des Moines, but I don't want to jinx it. If the ortho gives me a green light to train again ASAP, I'll fill you guys in.
*source - Sports Injury Clinic
**I don't know if that makes a difference or not.