If you follow me on instagram, then you know I am back in the boot. I am very grateful for my PT fitting me in last Tuesday so I didn't have to wait all week to figure out what to do with this damn foot.
My orthopedic doc: "Do you want to be aggressive?" Me: "Duh." Too early to tell what's wrong, so I'm in a boot for 1-2 weeks and then a follow-up appointment to determine if an MRI is needed. Could be a stress fracture, could be nothing. Hoping for the latter. Unrelated to running, check out these sweet election day pants. 😂❤
Lucky for me, I have an absolutely WONDERFUL PT who understands my paranoia and heightened awareness of my body and all its issues. We've decided to treat this aggressively- one week in the boot all day (except when sleeping), then one week only wearing the boot to work- I can take it off in the evenings. I can even try some walking and/or running later this week if my foot feels ok. I have a follow-up appointment on the 22nd to determine the need for an MRI. The x-ray looked fine.
I am trying very hard not to freak out about it. Worst case scenario, it's a stress fracture and I won't be able to run the marathon in seven weeks. Best case scenario, it's just tendinitis or something else wonky that will only set me back a little. Either way, I've dealt with both situations before and while it is out of my control, I can at least control how much it affects me and my well-being.
Obviously, I have not been doing any running since the 20 miler last weekend. I did manage two strength workouts this week and have been focusing on self-care in other ways resulting in two bubble baths, a few glasses of wine, and treating myself to a haircut and color this weekend. Oh yeah, we also decorated the house for Christmas while drinking hot chocolate so that helped put me in a great mood :-)
|It is definitely the most wonderful time of the year.|
In weight-related news, I lost .6 this week despite having kind of a rough week, Smart Points-wise. I think I ended the week with -35. It happens.
Not much to report this Monday; hopefully I'll be back to running this week and will have a more positive post next week!
Sending you virtual hugs and well-wishes for a great week ahead!
Question of the week: What are your thoughts on the great debate- do you decorate for Christmas/Winter before or after Thanksgiving?