Thursday, January 20, 2011

injured and out

During the marathon portion of the Goofy Challenge 2 weeks ago I felt a slight pain in my left foot. I didn't think much of it because I could still run and figured it was my shoes or the fact the longest I had run in a weekend. Post race I was struggling to walk but still didn't think too much of it. By the time I showered and got ready to go back to Epcot to eat I couldn't walk. I hate to take any kind of medication but I popped some ibuprofen later in the day to take the edge off. I still had 3 more days of walking around Disney! Each day it felt progressively better after icing at night and compression socks/ibuprofen during the day. I returned home Thursday and made an appointment for the podiatrist just to make sure it was nothing more serious than an overuse injury.

Yeah, I've been in this for the last week and was told today I have 2 more weeks...
Sexy I know. So is the all the hobbling I have to do because I don't have any shoes that are just the right height. My podiatrist doesn't think it's a stress fracture but he can't be 100% sure from my x-rays. To be on the safe side and since I do still have some residual pain I'm in the hot black boot for a bit longer.

I am going stir crazy! I need to sweat and not because I ate too many delicious chocolate/butterscotch/peanut rice krispy treats. I may have to take this sucker off next week and see how the bike/elliptical feel...

This really puts a damper on my next marathon plans. Cleveland. May 15th. Mr. H and I are running again together and the goal was to break 4 hours. I signed up while waiting for my flight to Orlando 2 weeks ago. My new goal may just be just get to the start line :(

20 comments:

kilax said...

Oh no! I am so surprised! :( I hope it heals right away so you can train for Cleveland!

jawsome said...

ugh, bummer! My husband has a foot injury right now too. Hopefully it heals quick before it can derail your plans! (sub 4 - wow, that is an awesome goal)

runner26 said...

Oh no!! I hope you recover quickly. The best advice i can give you is, no matter how much you want to, don't rush back into things. Even seemingly harmless card can add time to recovery. If you take it really slow, your Cleveland goals might still be a possibility.

J said...

Oh no!! So sorry you have to wear that boot! Hopefully it will help and get you back to running soon!

bobbi said...

boo!!!! hopefully it's nothing serious and you're back at it in no time....

ajh said...

Good luck. Injuries.Are.No.Fun.At.All!

Teamarcia said...

Ugh I'm so sorry. Still holding out hope it's not a sfx though. hang in there!

Marci said...

Oh no, sorry to read that! I have had a pain on the outside of my foot below my ankle... this has me a little afraid. I hope you heal quickly!

Anne said...

Oh crap! I hope you're back out there quickly. I'm sure it's not too late to do a great marathon in May :)

MCM Mama said...

Oh, that sucks! HOpe it heals quickly and you have time to train!

Allie @ The Constant Pursuit said...

Aw I am sorry!! Fingers crossed - I know you can rebound quickly!

Scarlett E said...

Ugh, that just sucks. I hope it's not a stress facture and that you're back at 'em in a few weeks.

Johann said...

That really sucks but just be patient. 15 May is still far away with more than enough time to recover and train well. Hang in there!

The Laminator said...

Omigosh, that's crazy! So sorry Jamie! Let's not rush into things and think about Cleveland as yet. Let's get you out of that boot first. Heal quickly. Best of luck!

Jess said...

Oh no!!! I really hope it's not a stress fracture and it's just some major soreness that needs some rest! Fingers crossed for you that you heal up quickly!

Nej said...

Oh geez! I hope it all gets better soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Life and Running said...

Ooooh no! Bummed to hear it! Heal, heal!

Marlene said...

Oh no, so sorry to see this. :( I hope you are out of that thing and back on your feet soon!!

Laura said...

Given that I'm reading this so late, hope you are out of the boot by now!

audgepodge said...

GAH!!! Is this what I need to get??? I haven't seen a doctor yet (other than my dad) - oh gosh I'm scared.