Well things have been QUIET here. It has been 11 days since the Marathon and I have yet to even finish POSTING pics. (coming soon...I promise) I have had a roller coaster of emotions. I was really feeling like after MORE rest I would be ready good to go. On the ROAD to another shot at my 3:45. I had even found a FLAT fast race on July 4th! My sweet hubby was ready to make the trek and CHEER me on as I would RUN another 26.2. My hubby knows how much I want it and he is even beginning to DREAM about me running. Too funny!
So today I tried to run...and felt that pain again on top of my foot. There is still some swelling but I felt like it was going down. I was bummed and decided I was going to get into the doctor TODAY!
In a very crazy busy day...my hubby helped me make it happen and I got into the doc. At first they thought it MIGHT be a stress fracture. Ummm WHAT? I had to totally fake smile and nod my head during that conversation while my MIND was racing in a million directions. Fortunately for me after X RAYS they ruled that out!
Instead it looks like I have some irritated tissue/tendons that are inflamed and not happy. As I run they are being stretched and crunched..increasing the irritation. BOO!!
So my "one more shot" at 3:45 to B.Q is GONE! By the time I am able to TRAIN and run Marathon #3 I will need a 3:40. YIKES!! Not gonna lie...bums me out!
Sooo here is the CHALLENGE!! I usually LOVE and embrace challenges, but not this one! No running for 10 days! Walking is ok...but only at a slow pace. I feel confident IF I can do this...as well as ice and rest, then I will be good to go!
Now that another marathon is not an option I am planning on running Rock N Roll Seattle...on June 25th. That will give me 3 weeks to RUN/TRAIN before 13.1and SEE bloggy friends! So please help me with any ideas to help me keep some of my fitness level. Bike, Swimming and Elliptical are out. So I need some creative ways to get my heart rate up. Help me to stay off my feet, but stay fit! HELP!!
Off to ICE!!