Sunday, February 12, 2012


Well, this is a bummer.  It seems I've done something to my ankle.

On Thursday as I was finishing up my run, I started to feel a pretty strong pain in my right heel. Luckily it was during the last half mile so I  just struggled on home.  I spent the rest of the day trying not to walk on it and read everything I could about foot pain.

At first I thought it was heel pain -- so bone spurs and plantar fasciitis were the first things I looked up.  No go really and as the day wore on I realized it was more ankle and upper foot related.  I took Friday off of running as an extra rest day (this week Saturday was a rest day as well) so this morning I got up and my foot felt okay -- a little sore but i wasn't limping so I headed out.  I got about a half mile away from my house when I realized this isn't going to be something that just goes away after two days rest.

I'm sad.  But I've got a plan.  I've already got the number of a doc who I'll call tomorrow and hopefully get into quickly.  A friend also gave me a month's pass at a small gym.  I'll stop there on my way home tomorrow because I figure I've got to get on a bike.

Then we'll just see what is wrong.  I figure it can't be that bad because I can still walk on it.  I just want to make sure I don't make it worse in some way.

Off to hobble through the grocery store so then I can just come home and stay off of it for the rest of the day.

Grumble grumble.


Lisa said...

Ugh! You have every right to grumble. Sorry to hear.

I have a hard time doing this, but are you able to stick you foot in some ice water?

I hope you're back on track soon :)

Terzah said...

Blogger won't let me log in (I'm at work), but I'm sorry and have my fingers crossed that the bike will scratch the running itch and the doc will have the answer!

Caroline said...

oh no...I am so sorry
I hope the Dr can help and that is nothing too serious

Paul said...

Darn! But don't panic....could be a small muscle strain/pull in your foot.

ICE? Rare that it's a bad thing to do...

RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.

Anne said...

Achilles tendonitis?

Nelly said...

Bummer to hear about a potential injury. Not sure if you remember any sort of incident of trauma that brought on this injury, or if it just developed over time. Anne's comment about achilles tendonitis might be right on. Maybe a little overuse or something? I'm assuming you do calf stretches, maybe the area is too tight? Hopefully the doc is able to shed some light on it.

Katie @ Will Race for Carbs said...

Oh no!! I really hope it is not serious and you are back at it soon. Keep us posted!