So now that my husband has left the corporate life of computer programming, I think he needs to start a second chapter in life as a sports Dr. Why? So he can diagnose my never ending string of issues I’ve been having!! This is assuming that a sports Dr. is also trained as a full Dr. and can help me with the other non-sports related issues.
Let’s recap my year thus far…
- 4/20/15 – Trained for Boston 2015, had weird “top of foot pain” (fixed by lacing shoes differently), and knee pain (still occasionally bothersome, but steroid shot seems to have calmed this down).
- 4/23/15 – Had stomach flu. Thought I would die from it. Luckily, only lasted a day or so.
- 5/1/15 – Had oral surgery. Spent 3 weeks in the most pain of my life. Well, maybe my c-sections were worse, but I was a sleep deprived zombie with a beautiful baby, so it all worked out.
- 5/26/15 – Developed rashes (plural!!) from poison ivy. Still struggling with this issue.
- 6/15/15 – Caught a cold. Got clogged nose and sore throat.
- 6/16/15 – Woke up with unexplained sore feet.
That brings us to today. My clothes were all ready for me to get outside and run 8 miles. No big deal. But when I woke around 5am and got up to use the bathroom, I noticed that the pain which was on the right foot the night before, was now back on both feet!! Thinking it probably wasn’t the best idea to run with this pain, I turned my early morning alarm off.
Here’s the things I could have (and should have) done when my early alarm went off:
- Go for a bike ride
- Clean up my office
- Lift weights
- Do abs and strength exercises
Here’s what I did:
- Turn off alarm and sleep in
- Felt like a lazy blob
- Had crazy dreams that I had some major medical problem that would plague me for life
- Woke up with arms that had fallen asleep and were numb, thus perpetuating dreams of major medical problem
- Felt sorry for myself
- Started my day with anger and disappointment
When I eventually got out of bed another thought it me – it was something Alan mentioned to me the other day – “maybe it’s plantar fasciitis?” This idea scared me. I did some research and the one thing I found in common was the pain getting worse while I slept. But the location of the pain on my foot seems inconsistent with the other symptoms.
I found this graphic which was I had to bleep out the word because it was just too “R” for my PG blog But it does illustrate my feelings. I highlighted the area I am having problems with…
image from here
Another condition I ran across a lot was Peroneal Tendonitis. From this picture, the pain is definitely more on the peroneal tendon side than the plantar facsica side.
I thought the website was a good source of information about the condition, although I just skimmed through it and saw “rest”, “ice”, “pain meds”, which is pretty common for any overuse running injury.
If you made it this far in my post give yourself a high-five! Thanks for listening to my rant and I’ll try to do better to be more upbeat in the future, but this morning was a real bummer for me. Time to refocus and get a grip on reality… even though this is the biggest thing in my world right now, there are far worse things going on. Great things going on..
- It’s Thursday, so it’s officially the start to my weekend!
- Heading out camping tomorrow – fun family time!
- Supporting Alan on his big race! He’s going to do great, I just know it!
Finally, while editing that picture above (what, you thought that was a real Dr. picture??), I used this picture which technically is a TBT picture from 4 years ago at one of the early 5K’s for my kids. Awwww, look at my kids! Look at the matching outfits! Look at our old school Asics shoes!! (obviously before I was obsessed with colorful running shoes). Both of the kids have cut 10 mins off their 5K times since this picture was taken. Nice!!
Q: Any thoughts on the issues with my feet??
Q: Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?
Q: 5K race times… remember your first and your fastest?
My first was right around 30 mins and now I can run 24:57 mins.
Q: Any predictions on what Alan’s finish time will be for the 100 mile trail race?
I’m guessing it will be around 26 hours. Give or take a few hours