Hello everybody, I have been accepted for a 4 year AROTC scholarship at a private college of my choice. Once upon campus, I am to take the APFT, as are all the cadets, to receive my scholarship benefits. One problem is I recently feel I am getting heel pain which I think is plantar fascitiis and achilles tendonitis...on both feet. The pain started 3 weeks ago when I stepped up my running preparation program a little too fast which coincided with spring break...where I was on my feet contiunally without rest. This caused a lot of stress on my legs and feet, which is probably why I got these setbacks/injuries. However, I started stretching, resting, and got proper arch support insoles to help relieve the pain and improve the condition. I feel it is going away slowly, however, not fast enough. Running hurts, and I've been told by my school trainer that I should not keep running and increasing mileage. This leads me to the question : What will happen if I can't pass the running portion of the APFT for this reason? I am able to do ~70 situps in 2 minutes, and ~60 pushups in 2 minutes. I ran a 6 minute mile 3 months ago for the presidential fitness test, but not anymore due to the pain. Can I provide them with a note or something if I go to a doctor? Will they understand? Can I max out on pushups/situps and offset my very low running score? Thanks for all the help and wish me luck.