Hurt but Hopeful

My Left Foot

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Good news and bad.

The good is that my chiropractor thinks my neuroma diagnosis might not be accurate and that I’ve actually got tendonitis. The muscles and tendons in my foot, ankle and calf are all bunched up. His work on the spots really made things feel better. But still, not 100 percent. He does believe I should be able to run on it without too much trouble for the half marathon. I have another appointment next Monday. I wish I could take him to Philly with me.

The bad news is that I tried running on it this morning and decided it didn’t feel so great. My gait was uneven, which is a signal I should probably stop.

20130903-173529.jpgI’m working out a strategy for the next 10 days. I’m going to run less and try to use a stationary bike to keep my cardio fitness. I’m going to ice my foot and wear my compression socks. I’m sure I look all ‘sexy schoolgirl’ in my compression knee highs and nightie, my lucky husband. I’m also going to keep massaging the misbehaving foot.

I’m probably still going to run my 5k race in Sunday in Vermont. I’ll just do it at whatever pace feels good and not worry about “racing.” I can’t decide if I should cancel my personal trainer session for tomorrow. Any suggestions?

All-in-all, despite being hugely preoccupied with the state of my foot, I think it’s gonna be fine.

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9 thoughts on “Hurt but Hopeful

  1. You probably should just rest it a bit dear!!! 🙂 I know how hard it is to not train, when you need to, but I don’t think you will lose your endurance in a week or two. It will still be there when you heal. I wish you a speedy recovery!

  2. Syd says:

    I hope that the foot will be better soon. And maybe it would be good to listen to your body regarding running and training. Good luck!

  3. My layman’s advice would be to rest it totally I’ve learnt through bitter experience with things similar to this that simply carrying on hoping it’ll get well when still pushing yourself isn’t a smart move. I spent a couple of very unhappy and unhealthy years at one point doing that until I admitted that the doctors diagnosis was correct and actually strenuous exercise was the trigger and that I really did have to stop. Since I have virtually vertigo attack free and I also now don’t fight the migraines if I feel a twinge of one starting I stop, slow down, take pain killers as prescribed, rest, cancel things that would make me tired, get to bed early etc.

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