Das Boot

Walking boot

I went to a doc at Campbell Clinic Friday before last. They did 3 xrays of my foot and…no fracture! Nothing, nada. Not even a little.So after poking and proding my foot she decided that, “Maybe it was on its way to becoming a stress fracture” and suggested I not run for a month. Oh, and wear this giant boot all day long. WHAT?!

Needless to say I thought the boot was a little overkill. In fact, as I was being fitted for it I heard a nurse say, “When you come into this office you’re either leaving with a cast or a boot”. So I think she was just playing it safe. I showed it to Bobby and he asked me several times, “How much did you have to pay for that?!”. I had to keep telling him nothing.

So I haven’t wore the boot at all. But I HAVE wore only tennis shoes and I haven’t run at all. I’ve done some stationary biking. It was a really good workout and I think I’ll keep it up even after I start running again as cross training.

Last night was the first time I tried running in 2 weeks. Didn’t hurt it all on the top of my foot during. Was a tiny sore the next day. I’m going to keep running; gradually work back into it. I’m going to go back to my old Adidas shoes for one thing…I have a theory my newer, 2-month old ASICS pair may have been the problem all along. I’ll let you know if that theory turns out correct! *fingers crossed*

Big Trouble in a Little Foot

“I’ve had some soreness in the top of my right foot (thinking my laces might have been too tight) but hoping that goes away soon.”
Hmmmm, yeah that is what I posted last week. After that I ran the Road Race Series 10k (6 miles). Before I started the race my foot was just the tiniest bit sore from a 3 mile Hash run/jog/walk Saturday. After I started it started to ache more until mile 2 the pain finally faded away. I thought for sure my time would be terrible, but surprised myself taking 3 minutes off my last PR and running it in 1 hour and 32 seconds!
But walking around after the race was no fun – foot was swollen and hurt much more. And then Monday it still hurt. I haven’t ran since Sunday. I’ve made an appointment with a foot specialist at the Campbell Clinic…and we’ll see what she says.
Keep your fingers crossed for a quick recovery! (and knock on some wood)