Monday, September 26, 2011

Off on the Wrong Foot!

So here's one perk of being home... I've got access to my own personal radiologist! (aka my pops)


Yes, there will be a marathon race report coming... Good news - I finished! Bad news - I have had an issue with my left foot since the race and it seems to be getting worse each day.

Thankfully, I didn't feel anything during the marathon. It was definitely sore later that day when I was walking around but I'm used to be a limpy person on marathon day.

The following day, it still felt off so I limped around walking with more pressure on my right foot. It was more of a dull pain in the bottom of my left foot on the front of my heel by my arch. I could get around OK but by the end of the day, I started feeling some shooting pains and I began to get really worried.

To be safe, my dad brought me to his work that evening to have some X-rays done. He didn't see any signs of anything (stress fractures, heel spurs, etc) - thank goodness! He did tell me that it could show up later, so if it doesn't improve by next week, I should have X-rays taken again.

Anyway, since then, I've just been laying low. But the pain is definitely getting worse - I couldn't walk at all this morning without sharp pains and the pain seems to have spread throughout my arch area. Painkillers definitely help but I'm worried it won't go away on its own.

I'm trying not to freak out but...

1 week to the San Jose Rock n Roll Half Marathon
3 weeks to the Nike Women's Half Marathon
6 weeks to the NYC MARATHON!!!

And clearly, the last item is the one I'm most concerned about.

But I'm trying not to get ahead of myself here. Maybe it's nothing! I'm just not used to feeling any kind of pain from running.

If you've ever experienced anything similar or have any suggestions, please let me know!


kimi said...

Oh I hope it is nothing serious! Sending positive vibes your way!

Alisa said...

I hope it gets better really fast! Rest, rest,, ice, ice and stretch?

naomi said...

I hope you're icing it and wearing supportive shoes! Hopefully it'll calm down in a few days! Take Care!

Jamie said...

This sounds like what I experienced after Disney earlier this year. I hope it's nothing more serious than a little rest, ice, and painkillers will fix!

Elliot said...

I have a similar dull pain sometimes, but it may be just a bit further from my heel than you described. Do you happen to wear Nike's? If so, look under your insole. I suspect that the plastic ring around the cavity for the "Nike Plus" sensor may be giving me some irritation. I don't worry about my pain being serious, but it is not comfortable.

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