I ran my first run in two and a half weeks yesterday... it felt soooooo good to be out running again. I think the time off was a good idea for my feet as my achilles felt great. My right one started bothering me at about 3 miles, but wasn't too bad. I can feel it a little today, but am planning to massage it and ice!
The worst part is the inserts I got for my shoes rubbed blisters within the first mile of my run. I ran the other three miles knowing the blisters were there and getting worse. Now I have to decide if I take out the inserts and run without them or do I grin and bear it until my feet get used to them?
I was able to keep up an 8:20 average pace... so I'm really, really happy with that. I know I can't do that for the entire half marathon distance, but it gives me hope that my 2:00 goal may still be reachable. We'll see - only 7 days until the half? Better get those blisters healed!