Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I Should Have Listened to My Podiatrist

53 degrees; splits 8:47; 8:47; 8:45; 8:52; 8:53; 8:36; 52:40 total for 6 miles; 8:46 per mile pace.

I ran 6 miles on the Linear Trail. It felt effortless at the beginning, and actually at the end also. One problem. My left heel, the same heel that I got a cortisone shot in 2 months ago, is not happy. I might even say, no, I WILL say that it's feeling exactly the way it did prior to me getting the shot 2 months ago. I went in my whirlpool, I've put ice on it, I've taken ibuprofen, and instead of feeling better it's feeling worse. I guess the tingly feeling that started yesterday was my first clue that trouble was heading my way. I'm frustrated, angry and whatever adjectives I can use to describe pissed off. I'm putting my heel lifts back in my shoes, resting my feet, continuing to ice it, and of course keeping my fingers crossed. Yup, I should have listened to my podiatrist. Instead, I apparently did too much, too fast. Friday is the first day of spring. Was today my last day of running for a while, or worse yet, forever?? (Yeah I know, kind of dramatic, aren't I?!!) :-)

6 comments:

Carlee said...

Just take it easy for a while; don't count yourself out yet. Like you said tomorrow is the first day of spring; you have lots of time. But listen to your body!

Rookie on the Run said...

Hang in there! Maybe you just need to give it more rest.

Anais said...

Oh no!!! I really hope it's temporary!! Maybe if you go back to your podiatrist now and take care of it right away it'll...disappear? :S I'm crossing my fingers for you!

Irish Cream said...

Oh no!! I'm so sorry to hear it's hurting again! I say definitely give it some rest and maybe go back to the podiatrist before it gets worse. I hope it feels better soon!!

lindsay said...

definitely over-nurse it now and hopefully it will just be a blip on the screen. cross-train if necessary, i know you really don't want that flaring back up again!

Lisa said...

oh no!! hopefully it is just a matter of two steps forward, one step back. I hope it is just a matter of resting a bit more and this time it will feel better more quickly.

You've been doing so well! I am hoping for a quick recovery for you!