Just have a few minutes but wanted to share some GOOD NEWS! Last week it was confirmed that I DO NOT have a stress fracture. YIPPEE!! Just prescribed more REST and run as my body allows. This was just from my "family" doc so I am still wanting to find an actual running specialist or SOMEONE who knows more about running.
So since the marathon (5 weeks ago) I have ran a 3 mile run, 5 mile, 2 mile and TODAY a 10 mile run (1:30). With Seattle Rock N Roll half only a week away...I set out knowing that I needed to try to run a long run to see what my foot would do. In my mind I was thinking 7 miles but I was feeling OK.
Mild pain on the top of my foot at the start but completely gone by mile 4.(YES!) All was well (other than huffing and puffing...and being out of shape) until about mile 7, my achiles tendon (I think) was feeling super tight. So I stopped and stretched and that helped. I then just took it slow the rest of the way home.
Ice bath, advil, recovery socks, and rest...and I will see how my body recovers tomorrow. I am going to wait and see how my body feels in a few days to make a final decision about running next Sat.
I am feeling thankful that I am healing and recovering. Running today was peaceful and challenging and I loved every minute of it!!
I also wanted to send a HUGE SHOUT OUT to my friend MEREDITH at Therapeutic Runnings of a Mom. She is going to being RUNNING her first MARATHON tomorrow at 7:00 a.m.! She is an inspiration to me and I love how she loves God, her family and lacing up her shoes~! Good luck Mere! I will be praying for you!
Also SHOUT OUT to my friend QUADS who went out and got her SUB 2 today!! HUGS!