Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Starting to get Frustrated

I'm really getting frustrated with my foot. I'm so motivated to train right now, and I can't because of this stupid injury. I'm still fit from cycling and swimming, but I'm really missing a big part of me from not running. The foot is to the point where it feels great every morning, but throughout the day I manage to "test" it in some way that winds up making it hurt by the end of the day. I almost want to get one of thos boots to wear throughout the day so I won't even be tempted to try anything.

I had a very tough night last night and I think I'm getting seriously depressed about it. I guess I'm just worried about never running again. This is the first real injury I've ever had, and I think I just don't know how to deal with it. I never realized just how mental this is.

Anyway, I'm going to try and work very hard to rest my foot. I have a swim today with my swim coach and I don't think that'll cause it any harm. I'm scheduled to bike quite a lot this week, but I honestly might throw that out the window if it's going to allow my foot to completely heal. In the past weeks I've been cycling with this injury, and it didn't hurt while I was (not much anyway), but I can't help but think that it may speed recovery to just stay off it as much as possible. Swimming without kicking too hard (which my swim coach says I do) might help me to just nip this thing in the bud. Besides, it's better to take a week away from cycling and running, than have to take a month or more off of everything because of a stupid nagging injury.


  1. Did they ever do an X-ray or MRI on your foot?

    Injury is tough but take it from someone who has been through it over and over and over and over again and who will be going through it for a year, you will get through it. You just have to remember that.

  2. No, they never did either. When the doctor examined it he said that it was all soft tissue related. I'm thinking of getting an x-ray done, but I don't have health insurance and I don't have a lot of $$ right now. I've thought of the possibility that it could be an Avulsion fracture, but it's more in the middle of my foot heading toward the back. Also, I'm getting a lot of the symptoms of Plantar Fasiatis-tight in the morning, feels better after I walk around for a bit, etc. I got one of those strassburg socks and have been using it to sleep with and it's been making things much better.
    I think I've just been hurting myself by "testing" it here and there throughout the day. I'll jog to the car or wherever just to see if it has magically gone away. In otherwords I just haven't been patient. Also, while I don't think cycling has made it any worse, I don't think it's made it better either. I'm planning on staying off my feet as much as possible this week, not cycling or running obviously, and seeing where that leaves me. Hopefully that's all it'll take.