Let's back up a bit. Last Thursday, I got the order to have an ultrasound done, after I'd received the positive news that there was no discernible break in my foot. On Friday, the ultrasound ruled out any kind of tear. The theory was that I had a deep bruise.
I ran 15 miles Saturday (pain-free in the area that's been bothering me...after I laced my shoes a new way), but then decided to play it smart and took the rest of the week off (besides paddling on Sunday).
Last night, I went out for a run. I opted to wear my old shoes because I've been wearing my news ones exclusively since I got them. The moment I put my shoe on, I knew the issue wasn't gone. The burning pain at the top of my foot was still there. I relaced my shoes in the new way that's been helping and was able to run a nice four miles in the almost-fall-but-not-quite evening.
79 degrees and 40% humidity isn't that bad, really. And my legs were happy to be outside on real pavement!
|I felt super cool with my flashing button light.
New orders: run less (damn it), do more low-impact crosstraining, take my NSAIDs daily for a month, see him again. If it's still there, it's probably a Ganglion Cyst that can be drained, but I'll need an MRI to confirm that. Joy.
(I pretty much told him that unless he told me to stop running completely, I'd still be sneaking some in, and he told me to try my best to cut back...so I feel like that's a green light, yes?)
Did I mention that even with insurance, this whole foot problem thingy is costing me an arm and a leg?
Anyway, here's hoping that I can scale back training but still be marathon-ready by November...and that I won't need an MRI and this issue will resolve itself with the help of anti-inflammatories.
Here's a little something to brighten your Thursday:
|I think Archie wants my medals. (Click for video.)
How do you deal with vague medical news?
Have you ever had a Ganglion Cyst? (I've heard they're pretty common.)