I'm still dealing with incredible pain in my foot left over from the half marathon. I've gone in for two X-rays (2 weeks apart), so I'm hoping to get some sort of resolution & pain relief. Of course, that didn't stop me from Googling potential self-diagnoses. The only options I found were stress fractures & something called Extensor Tendonitis. I've also been chastised by friends for attempting to self-diagnose, which I'm sure I rightly deserved. I'm trying to be patient, but it's tough when the doctors don't know what to do with you. These are the moments when I wish we had an actual Sports Medicine doctor on the base. Then maybe I could get some answers.
And then I got this in the mail:
Until I get some answers (or an actual reduction in pain), I'm at an "all stop" in all activity. I even stopped cycling because the pressure from the peddle was hurting my foot. Just walking around around for too long ends up hurting my foot. I'm even taking a week off weight training, that's how focused I'm trying to be on healing properly. I want to get my act together & start swimming after work (just to use the stupid new Garmin), but I can't seem to pull myself together... because I just want to run! I'm supposed to start a marathon training cycle on June 4th... 100% unlikely if this continues. I know I'm beating the same drum of injured runners everywhere: I WANT TO RUN!
In other news, Penny has taken over my life & my house.
|Princess Pennykins of Sabotino: her super-long nickname|
Truly, she's a highly-intelligent animal. The major problem we're still having is my other 2 dogs hating her. Gradually, LittleDog has warmed up. They play together a little bit, but Penny gets overly excited, starts jumping around, & ends up freaking LittleDog out enough to run away. BigDog hates Penny. Simply hates her. Takes every opportunity to snap & snarl at her. I have no idea if he'll ever stop doing that, so we're very careful when they're together. After only one week in our house, though, she's pretty much housebroken (even if her muscles are still adjusting, she gets it). She's learning appropriate play & seems to love running around in the yard. We're still working on fetch; mostly, it's keep-away-from-the-humans right now. I'm really looking forward to having her as a running partner in about 6-8 months. It's going to be great. I can't wait to buy her a glow-in-the-dark vest!