Well it’s been a bumpy couple of weeks and today was probably the worst of them all…but I’ll get back to that.
Three weeks ago, I was on a routine early morning run. I was in the park across the street where I run pretty much all the time and know very well. It was early (6:30AM), but the sun was out and there was light rain. My run was going really well, so I decided I would do 5 miles instead of 3. To do the 5 miler, I had to run across the cross-walk to the other side of the park. I looked both ways and saw no cars so I thought I was free to go! While I was running, I quickly peered to my left and realized this car I had not seen before was coming very close to me…too close…and then BAM! He hit me! I got knocked over and was probably the most scared I have ever been! The police and ambulance came, and I am very lucky that I had nothing really but sore muscles, a minor concussion, and a few scratches.
But today I was not as lucky :(. My foot has been causing me pain for quite some time. At the beginning, I thought it was normal and a result of all my running and cross training. But a few weeks ago, I just realized I couldn’t live like this forever. I would wake up in the morning and limp around because I could not put all my weight on my foot, and it continued to be painful throughout the day. I set up an appointment with the podiatrist for this morning. When I got there, they took about 7 x-rays and confirmed my fears…I have a stress fracture in my right foot. Unfortunately with stress fractures there isn’t much you can do (unless you have surgery) but rest and wait. So this means I can’t run for AT LEAST 4 weeks. UGH! I am so frustrated but know that if I didn’t go to the doctor it would only continue to get worse and cause a complete break. I am hoping in 4 weeks when I go back everything will be healed but who knows. I will keep you all updated! If you could please let me know if you have ever had a stress fracture and what you had to go through, I would appreciate it very much!