Thursday, June 14, 2012
I've come to conclusion that Running is very good for my mental health. Ok.. so, I know that it's good for me in many ways.. but I realized, slowly, over the last couple of weeks, that I need to run to keep from getting really nasty.
Problem is.... I hurt myself a couple of weeks ago.
Here's the story:
I ran the Zooma Half Marathon in Annapolis. Had a hard time running consistantly, but I pretty much expected that going into it. (I had been sick for a month, so I really hadn't gotten the running in I should have). My kids & hubby were out of town for the weekend, so I had the house to myself. Such a wonderful weekend! I decided to go for a hike to shake my tight legs out. The path is a wonderful 7.5, almost 8 mile path around a reservoir. I ended up wearing my old hiking shoes. (hubby had taken my newer ones with him... yes, we wear the same size!) Yep. They need to be thrown out! My right foot got strained.
There is pain in my arch, on the inside edge of my foot. I've been trying to stay off my feet, ice it (I have a water bottle in the freezer that I roll my foot on), take advil, and generally 'be good to my foot'. I make it for 5 or so days. No pain for 2 or 3 days, and then when I run, I start all over again.
I guess I may need to go to the doctor. I can't seem to kick this. I really don't like not being able to run!!!!
Yesterday, I had no pain for 3 days. I went for a run on my 'new to me' treadmill. I ran 3 miles, slowly. Stretched. Felt amazing!
This morning: not only does my foot hurt, but my left hip is sore from compensating.
Not good. This just sucks!