Well, it’s true, it’s true indeed. Yesterday I went to the doctors to have my foot checked out due to the pain that I had been experiencing. I made the appointment last week so between now and then I’ve done nothing but swim. While the x-rays showed nothing, the doctor is certain that I’m having some sort of a stress reaction. And he (in all of his infinite doctor wisdom) say that I need to not run for three more weeks in order to let it heal.
Hmmmmm, three weeks. I protested slightly and suggested that possibly I try a couple of miles this weekend since the x-ray showed nothing, just to see how it feels. He agreed that I could do that. And that I could then make the issue worse and end up being out for an additional six weeks. He asked if that sounded like a good idea. I have to admit that as much as I really want to run, the man makes sense. So, I guess for now, I’ll heed the doctors advice and limit my sweating to all things non-running.
The problem for me mentally is that a few weeks ago I set some very defined goals. And I had already started forcing faster runs to begin improving my speed etc. So, this injury comes at a bad time for me mentally as I was just starting to get faster, blah, blah, blah. But this morning, I decided that I needed to pull myself up. And in an attempt to remain positive, I am planning my comeback. This morning I registered for the Vermont City Marathon relay. I haven’t decided yet whether this will be my two hour half marathon or not. It may be, we’ll see how I feel in three weeks. But I have a feeling that I want to crush it…….
What do you want to crush today?