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Friday, February 16, 2018

Sure wish I had something exciting to post

Nothing going on here, just working my way back to running...
My foot is better, but not "better". It's doing that annoying thing where it doesn't behave completely normally, and I panic and assume it's double-broken.
But it's not. I have been able to run without pain, and of course there is no pain with daily activities, but at night the top of my arch grows discolored! I can't figure out if it's mild swelling and inflammation, or if it's from wearing a shoe all day. My healed bone actually developed a large callous that changed the shape of my foot - my instep is higher now, because of this lump of bone - so shoes rub the area. But either way, it's freaking me out enough to keep my comeback slow. I am terrified to add mileage and end up stranded at mile 8 with a throbbing foot.

I assume that my foot will look more normal soon, but in the meantime I'm feeling my time off in other ways. I have to be careful not to put to much stress on any of my bones, not just the fractured one, since I probably lost some bone density while I was not doing much impact. I actually have been feeling a little iffy in my RIGHT foot, which I have thought since December may have a mild fracture or stress reaction of its own. I hope not, but I'm babying everything anyway.

But since hope springs eternal, I went ahead and registered for the Crescent City Classic 10k in 6 weeks, which isn't even a race I like. As if I can race in 6 weeks! Ah, ever the optimist. It will give me a goal as I comeback!


  1. Recovering from an injury is so hard because every ache and pain makes you wonder if you've done more damage. Add in the fact that your foot looks "off" and that is a recipe for anxiety! I hope you can get back to running very soon!!

  2. It sounds like it really is getting better and it's natural for it to feel weird from time to time until it settles back to complete normalcy. Can't wait to see you in two weeks, and this time I will use your text number to get in touch with you.

  3. ): Hope you're all back to normal soon!!