Run(or not): August 15 – 21

So my running didn’t go very well at all this week. After gimping around all last weekend, I finally decided to go to a doctor on Monday. It kind of irritated me to spend my vacation day in a doctor’s office, but it needed to be done.

The doctor gave me great news! She said that I should ice my foot and stay off of it as much as possible and that it would be better in a few days. She didn’t x-ray it or anything, she just said that it must not be broken because I wasn’t screaming or anything when she handled it. Anyone want a referral?

Tuesday morning it still hurt really badly. So badly that I began to doubt the first doctor’s diagnosis. I called all around town begging receptionists for a doctor’s appointment. Finally I found someone who could see me that day. She did bother to x-ray my foot and found that it was broken. She also told me to ice it and stay off of it as much as possible and said that it would probably be better in 12-16 weeks.

I liked what the first doctor said better. The second one was probably more correct though.

Needless to say, I haven’t run in the past nine days. I don’t remember the last time I took nine days off of running! No, I do remember. It was a few years ago when I broke my other foot. Spooky, huh?

Instead of running, I have been biking instead. I have a bike trainer set up next to my treadmill and I have found some great spinning podcasts. I much prefer running, but this will work for now.

  • Sunday:  rest (planned rest day anyway)
  • Monday:  rest (foot mandated rest day)
  • Tuesday:  full body weights (Discovered that I could walk ok in stiff shoes!)
  • Wednesday:  rest
  • Thursday:  60 minute bike ride
  • Friday: 48 minute bike ride
  • Saturday:  rest

Total Weekly Miles:  0
Total August Miles:  73.14
Total Yearly Miles: 898.28
Miles on Current Shoes: 93.14

  1. Oh no! That is horrible. I am sorry you have a broken foot 😦 That is too bad. Hopefully you will be back running in no time.

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