Gah- yeah, I've known a couple of people with that and it just looked miserable. Good luck with the healing! And, aghm, LET it heal There are times to cowboy up and there are times to rest, right?
I've never been a runner. Basically, running for the sake of running was about as awful as something could get. But after I'd been on the PB for a while, I got a pair of VFFs and found myself spontaniously running through the woods. I'm still much more of a walker than a runner, but I do get a craving for it once in a while, which is wierd for me.
What shoes do you run in? I thought I'd read somewhere on here that being more barefoot, once you got used to it, helped with stuff like that?