I ran on Tuesday but my legs hurt everywhere. Not just my IT band, or my hamstring, or whatever, my everything hurt. The rest of the day I felt like I had run a hard race. It was awful and I was confused and frustrated about what was going on. Was it really taking that long to recover from a 10K? Then I ran again on Thursday and felt awesome. Well, awesome except for one thing . . . I had developed a pain in the top of my foot on Tuesday's run and it was back on Thursday. (You probably see where this is going.)
I woke up in the middle of the night Thursday night and my foot pain was still there. After some groggy googling, I frantically emailed my PT at 4:00 am, convinced I had a stress fracture. I got in to see her on Friday and although she couldn't say for certain, she seemed to agree with me. Today was an appointment with my regular doctor, so I could get an xray ordered, and tomorrow I will see a podiatrist. My regular doctor didn't think it was a fracture and ohmygodplease don't let it be! I haven't run since Thursday and will be DNSing my third race, the Seattle Half Marathon, because I am not supposed to run through foot pain, so I can't keep training.
There will be more . . . much more . . . about that, but this is my re-cap, so here goes:
Total Miles: 8
Monday: 40 minutes elliptical and PT
Tuesday: 4 miles
The best part of this run was that it was absolutely pouring rain and I had a blast running in it. Of course, that meant sloshing through a couple of ankle-deep puddles and it taking days for my shoes to dry, but it was worth it! I have missed the rain in Seattle.
Sarah and I had a fun, albeit stifled, bootcamp session. It was raining pretty good so we worked out in the hallway under the bleachers . . . by the bathrooms. It wasn't pretty, but we got the job done!
Thursday: 4 miles
On Monday my PT said "no more speedwork", but I could still do hills (speedwork in disguise!) so I did a 1/2 mile 6% grade hill in the middle of this run. I felt awesome, like I could have run forever.
Friday: rest and PT
This was the appointment I had with my PT about my foot pain. She told me not to run on it with pain, so for me that meant no running.
We spent the weekend at my in-law's house and since I couldn't run my workout plans were out the window.
Sunday: 45 minutes elliptical