10.05.2009

I might cry

Seriously, I might just cry. Seriously. I mean, seriously.

Rewind to Saturday. I ended up going for a run in the afternoon instead of the morning. I went on the nice, soft dirt trails at about 3:00. Beautiful day, feeling good...except for a very slight discomfort in my right foot. Ah! My shoe must be tied to tight. Easy to fix. Shoe loosened, continued on run. Foot discomfort gets more pronounced. 3 miles in, foot discomfort is now actual pain. Every strike of my right foot: pain. I stop to stretch, thinking perhaps it's a cramp or a tight muscle somewhere. Continue on run. Enter stronger foot pain. I now cannot run but must walk and the whole situation is bringing stinging tears to my eyes. I still have a mile home, I am in severe pain, and yet it's a beautiful fall day, the kind you just live to run for. My race is in two weeks and this feels like a very, very bad sign.

Flashforward to today. My foot is still in pain, it is swollen, I cannot walk without a limp, cannot bend it, cannot do steps. I fear fracture. Tomorrow I go see some fancy schmancy foot specialist that happens to be here in Vail (which, Vail, by the way is faaabbbbuuulooouuusss, it even snowed the pretty kind of powdery mountain snowflakes tonight). I have resigned myself to the distinct possibility that I will probably not be running my first-ever marathon in two weeks at the 2009 Denver Marathon. (SOB!) But I guess as long as I can heal whatever is wrong, and eventually run again....I'll be all good. Right after I stop crying and feeling sorry for myself.


The "X" being the spot in which centers the
severe pain; the arrow pointing to the region
to which the general swelling and puffiness radiates.

10 comments:

  1. Holy crap! I didn't need an X or an Arrow to see how swollen your foot is. That sucketh.

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  2. OMG, it's like re-living my life in May just before my first HM! Best of luck!

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  3. O, sister, I'm truly sorry to hear this! That does, indeed, totally suck. I don't blame you for wanting to cry! I hope it turns out to be nothing major, and you can still run your marry, but even if you can't ... I hope you feel better soon!

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  4. Nonononononono! I hear doctors in Vail are WAY better than common folk doctors. Good luck.

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  5. Deep breath... relax... try not to focus on the negative.... remain optimistic... this could pass... I will be keeping my fingers crossed!!!!

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  6. OUCH!! Hope you figure out what is wrong..

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  7. Ugh, I hope you figure out what is wrong and can heal quickly!

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  8. Oh man! Good luck with the doctor - hopefully it's a slight injury that can go away in a few days.

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  9. Oh No! Here's hoping for a speedy recovery!

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