Tuesday, May 31, 2011
After all my marathon is only 12 days away, so why not push hard, right?
Wrong! Double wrong. Pushing hard right before a race is plain stupid.
I didn't listen and now i am paying for it.
Yep the dreaded "I" word : Injury.
At mile 15 on my 18 miler i felt a strange pain on top of my foot/ankle. I stopped and loosened up my shoelace but it kept on bugging me. It forced me to change my stride and i really struggled to run comfortably those last 3 miles. I made it to mile 18 and called it a day.
When i got home i iced and elevated my foot, but it was still pretty tender. Today it feels better but no running, CrossFitting, jumping or sneezing until this thing is all gone.
What could it be? A pulled tendon, the begining of a stress fracture? And more importantly what if it does go away and then resurfaces on marathon day. I don't think i could continue running with that kind of pain. I can't stand the thought of not finishing.
My Own Calcutta today: Don't let the fear of the unknown chase you down.