Here's a pic of my poor foot since last evening...bound securely to restrict mobility. Sigh!
After last Saturday's run, which went very well and was painless, I woke up Sunday morning in pain. The pain was on top of my foot, right behind the middle toe. The swelling above my left foot was still in place. Of course, running on Sunday was ruled out. So was the stationary bike.
But what's frustrating is this injury has its own lazy schedule (every step I take seems to induce pain in a new area and the swelling has not reduced even the tiniest bit). I had hoped to build or maintain my mileage for a few weeks, and start training for the New Jersey Marathon by the end of December. I had built up mileage to 39 mpw, and felt in peak form and spirit, before fate decided I needed a break...and gave me one.
Foot injuries take longer to heal because you are walking regularly on the injured foot. You need to stay off your feet and avoid walking as much as possible. I can't go to my GP again because he'll just shake his head and say, "I told you so". So, I am lying on the couch in mild depression, gorging on chocolates; and I can feel a massive headache building up because of it. I did some ab crunches, but my heart was just not in it.
Sorry I'm not spreading any holiday cheer today.