I hurt my foot.
This is getting old.
The last time you heard from me, I was reviewing my new shoes. The next time I ran, I used an older pair (but still in good shape). Everything seemed fine, then my foot hurt the next morning. And I don’t even know what happened.
Did I mention I have a 5K in 6 days?
Yep, if I run on Saturday, it will be about 3 weeks since my last run. I may or may not have done something similar leading up to a mud run in 2013 and then ran anyway. I made it through, but it was a monstrously stupid thing to do.
And I’ll probably do it again.
At least this time I’m trying to stay ahead of it. I’ve been icing my foot, massaging it with a tennis ball, and wearing workout shoes instead of work shoes to the office to minimize the pain.
All this, and I still might try to put 3.1 miles on my foot just because I set an arbitrary goal.
And again, this is nothing new (dealing incorrectly with pain, not the injury; the injury is a new one). I have a habit of having these aches and pains and running anyway. I’ve gotten slightly better as I’ve gotten older, but that’s not really saying anything.
I wrenched my back as a teenager and never said a word. It eventually got better, but I’ve dealt with issues ever since.
My knee has given me issues for years, and I didn’t get a medical opinion until a few weeks ago.
And now my feet have continued their rebellion.
Unfortunately, this one’s been a doozy. Hopefully it’s actually getting better, but I can’t be sure. There’s less pain, but I’m doing everything I can to avoid situations that cause pain to my foot, and it’s driving me insane.
I’ll give it a go tomorrow and see if the pain’s getting better appreciably. If not, back to real doctors to make sure it’s not something serious.
And long term, I think the only thing to do is drop weight. 190 pounds may not sound heavy, but it eats up my legs and feet when I run. 175-pound me didn’t mind running quite so much.
This probably isn’t helping:
Oh well. I’ve ordered another set of inserts for my new shoes. I have one in my original Brooks, and maybe that will help me in the new ones too.