Yup , I’m screwed and I wanna cry!
I’ve been dealing with these hip and pelvis issues all week , and they were getting better!
On Monday and Tuesday my foot was killing me and I could hardly walk – I thought it was due to hip !
I went to the chiropractor 2 x this week and I was feeling great!
I ran a quick 3 miler on the treadmill Thursday and didn’t feel too bad!
I rested Friday and Saturday , mostly because I was too busy with work to run , then decided that I was taking my new Brooks for their maiden outdoor run!
I geared up in my NorthFace cold gear pants
I felt good , the first mile felt good – it was on pace for 9:20 mile, I was ok !
Then I hit mile 3 and my foot wasn’t right , the outside of my right foot and underneath it was screaming- like deep throbbing pain!
I made it mile 4.5 before I called for a ride, I have Never Ever Not finished a run. Today I did .
I got dropped off directly at emerg because I was sure it was a stress fracture. I waited my 3 hrs
Got xray’d and the Dr ( who is a runner) said he can’t see a stress fracture, but it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. He said usually 2 weeks before you can see it on a scan. He did ,however, think it was definitely ligaments. With the overcompensation of the hip issue during the half I may have injured it then. I agree as the pain was there post half.
So , prognosis – I won’t die , go figure!
BUT , I am absolutely NOT allowed to run for 2 weeks!
Ummmmmm, I have Vegas on the 17th of November!
Guess there won’t be anymore training runs for that one!
My job now is to RICE – rest,ice,compress and elevate .
I think I will actually take his advice and listen. Maybe if I do rest it for 2 weeks I could be healed by Vegas?
Then I could actually RUN the race!
So I am going to be a very good girl and do no running! I will still lift and do weights , without a lot of weight bearing , just to keep the muscles strong!
I will run you Vegas – I ain’t out yet!