Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Left Foot Drama

Admitting defeat is a rough pill to swallow. As runners, being able to admit we are injured is pretty much the same thing. 

My journey to the Pittsburgh Half Marathon starts in a few days. With the help of my training partner, we decided that I was going to take this last week off to recover. 

My foot was pretty swollen and bruised all week. I kept the foot wrapped and elevated. Took my aspirin and I ventured into the unknown, the ice bath. 


For four days I tackled this cruel and unusual punishment. The swelling went down and bruising started to go away. I noticed a bump on my big toe. (If I could get a good picture of it, I would have shared my pain). 

It wasn't plushy like a bruise, actually, it feels like a callous. I had my husband look at it, from a different angle, and there are two little marks in the middle of it. Looks kida like a bite. So, let's add Benadryl to the regime, hoping it's not an allergic reaction to something. 

So along with the big toe drama, I started to notice some crazy redness in my middle toe. Great. I cannot catch a break!



Apparently, I may have an ingrown toenail. I went to Pinterest and found different soaking methods to help. Epsom Salt and warm water for 20 minutes twice a day. Sure. I'll give anything a shot. 


I'm supposed to start training in a few days, now I'm starting to question my goals for a new half PR in Pittsburgh this year. Better yet, I'm supposed to race a 15k on Saturday! When it rains it pours I guess. Let's hope this is my body getting rid of all of the feet problems early! 

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  1. Hopefully you are getting all the drama out of your system now so you will be ready to train for that half PR.

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    1. Fingers crossed for sure!!! Nobody has time for this!

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  2. Oh my, so you have no idea what you did or what happened? You don't have an elevated temperature do you?

    Hopefully you'll be 100% in time for HM training. You have a ton of time, so even if you start a week late, you'll be fine. Hang in there.

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    1. Thanks Kristy. No temp or anything. Benadryl has helped a lot. I'm just ready to feel like myself again!

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  3. Wow - have you had any improvements? Hoping it's better by now - 2 days later. :)

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    1. Tons better actually! No pain when I walk at all. Going to give an easy workout a try soon =)

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