Remember when I used to talk about non-running stuff on this blog?I promise, it's almost over!
Friday morning I was getting ready for my run when I noticed a sharp pain on my left foot whenever I touched it (but no pain when I was walking around.) I put my shoes on and the pain was excruciating. I decided to take the day off, ice it, and hope that it was a fluke and I'd be able to run our last group training run on Saturday.
After the run we had a clinic going over marathon tips and I stayed to talk to the owner, Paul, about my foot. After about 10 minutes of locating the exact spot of pain, looking at my shoes, and comparing the pair I had with others we came to the conclusion that I bought a defective pair.
Of course I did - because that's just my luck.
For the next few days I will be icing my foot 3x a day and taking advil 2-3x a day. I explain it all in this video I shot when I got home that morning.
I'm going to try to walk/run in my shoes Wednesday, and I'm really hoping I can run with my partner on Thursday as we're planning to run the last part of the marathon course together. Even if I feel a small amount of pain still (and I'm virtually pain-free now so I don't think that will be the case) I'm 100% confident I'll be ready to run by Sunday. Paul even told the group Saturday - we are marathon ready now. I've been training for this run for 16 weeks so this last week is just resting up for the big day.
It's funny - I also injured myself right before my first half and didn't run for two weeks leading up to it. I think it was the best thing I could have done as I was super refreshed and ready to go on race day!
The icing sucked at first but now I'm used to the pretty shade of red my foot turns for about 20 minutes after.
I wallowed Saturday. I didn't leave the house. I alternated between embracing the extra rest and being pissed off. I was smart enough to bake some parsnip and carrot 'chips' in coconut oil, and garlic green bean 'fries' since I was snacking all day.
I've loaded up on the best anti-inflammatory products I could find (but if you have any other suggestions please let me know!)
Nurse Salem has been taking excellent care of me.
We had a talk about this. You were supposed to be better than October. Please live up to your side of the bargain.