I have been complaining a lot lately that I injured my foot. I barely ran last week. I made it 6 miles into a 20 miler before I was in tears and had to stop.
I did not run this week hoping the mysterious pain in my left ankle/foot would go away and I would go back to enjoying my new relationship with speed at the track next week.
Then this happened:
I made an appointment with the doctor because I would rather a professional diagnose me than self-diagnosis. I was ready to amputate (ask Stacy, she was going to help). Anyway, I have a 5th Metatarsal Avulsion fracture (fancy doctor term for a stress fracture) and I have peroneal tendonitis. He said it has a lot to do with over-pronation (only my left foot over-pronates). The fracture looks like this (note: this is NOT my foot, but it shows exactly where I am injured):
I am in the boot for at least 4 weeks. Its sweaty and awful. Exercise wise I am allowed to spin, swim and do yoga and pilates. I can also do strength training but nothing where I am jumping around, standing too long etc.
Did I cry at the doctor’s office? Yes.
Did I call my mom and cry? Yes.
Did I tell my boyfriend I was going to be an emotional, drunk basket-case for the next 4 weeks? Yes.
OK – now that we have all of that out of the way, let remember the post I wrote this morning about HOPE! I need to keep my head up. If this had to happen, I am happy it happened this far out from the NYCM. With 4 weeks off, I will still have 8 or 9 weeks to train. Yes I will probably still have to adjust my goal, but I will cross that bridge when it comes.
AND BECAUSE TODAY SUCKED…I am doing MY FIRST GIVEAWAY EVER!!!!
If you read my blog, or follow me on twitter, you know how much I love and adore PRO Compression socks. They are an amazing company and are actually helping to sponsor our Ragnar Relay team for Ragnar Adirondacks late September!
I have a pair of the neon pink sock to give away (SIZE S/M – size chart here)
I did a review on the marathon compression sock a little while back (REVIEW HERE).
- Please leave a comment letting me know how you motivate yourself when you are injured or how you motivate others when they are injured.
EXTRA ENTRIES (Please leave a comment for each):
- Follow me on twitter: @runningbun
- Follow ProCompression on Twitter: @ProCompression
- Tweet about the giveaway – I just entered to win pink @ProCompression socks from @runningbun and so can you! http://wp.me/p2ofeR-bt
- Like my [new] Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/RunningBun
I will select a winner on RANDOM.ORG on Wednesday August 15 at 12pm EST!
If you don’t win, my Ragnar teammates have a few more pairs to give out after this giveaway!