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?
Christmas gets put up after thanksgiving. It gets taken down Christmas night. When it's over, it's over. Sending virtual hugs for that cranky foot!ReplyDelete
Oh man- you are a machine! Since we travel until the first week of January, and then are headed down for the marathon, we probably won't take anything down until the end of January :-) Thanks for the virtual hug! <3Delete