5k and injury

Monday, February 21, 2011

I was super excited for the 5k on Saturday. I didn't intend to run the entire 5k, but planned on running at least 2/3 of it. I started off with a great pace. I ran the about all of the first mile, then a fast paced walk for 5 minutes. I began running again until the 1.5 mile marker when I felt a slight "snap" in my left foot. I didn't think much of it at first. It was more of a tugging at the arch of my foot. I walked for awhile then attempted to jog some. I ran until it became too painful. For the rest of the 5k, I rotated with short spurts of jogging with walking. I finished. I am not thrilled with my time, but it could have been worse considering. 47:12 was my time. All I wanted to do was finish and that I did. My DH was there waiting on me at the finish line with the camera, of course. I put all I had in running it in. Afterwards, I found a spot on the grass and proceeded to remove my shoe and check the damage. Of course there was some swelling and near the arch was a slight beginning of a bruise. My heel hurt pretty bad. DH decided it wasn't broken, no big deal. So, we made it to the car and on to breakfast. After breakfast (and boy was I famished) we headed home. I iced my foot for 15 minutes, then took a nice long hot bath. I had a baby shower to attend. I managed to attend the shower, but by the end, I was hurting and miserable. I drove back home and considered the going to the urgent care clinic. But I could already hear the nagging of my DH in my head. I headed home instead and iced my foot some more. By yesterday, I couldn't put any weight on my foot. It was a real chore to get to the bathroom. I kept it elevated all day. This morning, it felt a little better, but within an hour of arriving at work, the throbbing came back. I guess all that moving around aggitated it more. I called a sports medicine doctor for an appointment. The appointment is in 1/2 an hour. I will post the findings later this evening. I just hope I didn't do too much damage.
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  • LESLIES537
    Great job on completing your race!! That's awesome! So sorry you got injured, though! What did the doc say?
    3529 days ago
    Hope you get over your injury soon. It has happened to me and it took a while, but the ice was a good thing to use. It takes some time but it will get better. Congrats on your 5K.
    3532 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6821505
    congrads on finishing your 5k! that is awesome! hope your foot is okay and you get good news from the doc!
    3532 days ago
    That sucks!! Hope it is something minor. Good luck.
    3532 days ago
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