Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Tendonitis....I hate you!
For almost 3 weeks now, the top of my right foot by my 3 last toes has hurt when I walk, sometimes at night, and sometimes when I'm not doing anything at all. I went to the doc last Thursday because I was worried it was a stress fracture and I wanted to take care of it before it got too bad. I had x-rays and everything...no stress fracture, but tendonitis. So, I had to take steroids, rest it, elevate it when I could, and wrap it with an ace bandage to compress it. I guess they are right when they say "It's going to hurt worse before it feels better." because that is what it feels like....
So this puts a damper on my training for my next half marathon in September :( I was getting all pumped up to start training again and now this happens. So doc's orders were to swim laps to get the exercise in. I started that yesterday. I had the townhouse complex pool all to myself. I did 4 laps of freestyle, 2 laps of breast stroke and 2 laps of back stroke to start off. I rested for a bit and floated in my pool raft and then I used my raft to act as a kick board and I did the legs for freestyle down, breast back, butterfly down, back stroke back. I did this twice up and down the pool. I was definitely tired after that.
Hopefully it won't take 4 weeks for this foot to heal :(