Thursday, April 5, 2012

10K Training: Checkin for.... March 27th & 29th, April 4th.

Okay, apparently I'm in denial. Maybe I've known that I've been "forgetting" to check in, but have been pretending that I'm actually forgetting. Maybe I don't want to believe that there could actually be something hindering me from completing my goals, outside of my own laziness. Maybe I'm really frustrated at the whole thing and just want my body to either shut down completely or cooperate completely.

I suppose I should explain myself.

The last post, I was talking about having shooting pains in my right foot. I assumed at the time that it was annoying but would be gone by Friday - just under a week from when it happened (Sunday March 25th). I missed Zumba the next day, because I was limping to walk on it. No matter how much I tried to massage the pain out, it was still there.

Tuesday night I did some research online to try to figure out what was wrong. I drew my own conclusion that it was a knot in a a muscle called the peroneus brevis - this was the only answer that made sense to me at this point.

Wednesday, we went to the gym but only did upper body and core. My foot was still bothering me, but it had receded some.

Thursday, I went to the massage therapist. She mostly worked out my calves (which were apparently dangerously tight), but she also did a bit of work on my foot - and there was no knot in my foot. I knew it couldn't be muscular when she was massaging it as well, because my calves were screaming in pain from her massage, but it didn't bother my foot at all. The massage therapist rebooked me for Tuesday (April 3rd), and suggested that if it was still sore by that point that it may be a joint issue, and that she would refer me to a chiropractor.

Friday my calves were super-sore from my massage Thursday. My foot seemed to be okay, but I was nervous about it. I skipped my workout altogether.

Saturday I couldn't feel any pain in my foot at all. One week. I was feeling good about it.

Sunday it was pouring when I woke up, but I was bound and determined to run. We managed a lucky break - the rain let up at about the same time we started our run. I made it about 1 mile before my foot starting bothering me. At about 1.5-1.75 miles (I don't know exactly), I had to stop running. My foot was screaming.

Monday my foot was still hurting from Sunday's run - I even had a mild limp again. I missed Zumba.

Tuesday my foot was feeling better for the most part - I could still definitely feel it when I put my weight on it, but it didn't hurt per say.

Wednesday was the same as Tuesday. I could feel an 'achyness' when I put weight on my foot but it wasn't a sharp pain. We opted to go for a walk instead of a run, in hopes that it would be a little bit easier on it (and it meant the boys would be willing to come too). We walked just over 2 miles, and while my foot was sore at the end, it wasn't the sharp pain that would have accompanied a run of equal distance.

I'm hoping that my foot will be healed by the time I get back from Easter on Monday, and that I can continue on with my normal life, and not worry about going to the chiropractor or anything like that. Do you think that this is a false hope?


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