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Have you seen my walker?

Let me tell you straight out: I am very annoyed with my body and there is not much I can do, because it’s self inflicted. *sigh*

Went to the doctor this morning and she diagnosed me with Runner’s AND Jumper’s knee (right one). I knew I have achilles tendonitis in my left foot, but the doctor is not sure if I have posterior tibial tendonitis or a stress fracture in my left foot as well; the X-rays didn’t show anything…I’ll be going for my MRI tomorrow and a follow up visit on Monday. (Insert here that I am VERY grateful to have good insurance!)

The doctor did mention that she has no problem with me running as long as my gait doesn’t change. I am sure that the knee pain will influence how my feet strike, so I’ll wait until I go back on Monday.

She said the bum knee is more than likely due to the hilly half marathon that I ran 3 weeks ago in Mississippi. Honestly I thought it had gone away until I ran 3 miles on the treadmill yesterday. Yep…got on the treadmill and ran *rolls eyes* I am glutting for punishment, but the run really wasn’t bad and the pain in my foot didn’t cause me to change my gait (or so I think). And the occasional sharp pains under my kneecap didn’t make me stop either. But they were evident enough to mention to the doctor this morning.

I tell you what though, hearing my body breathe in rhythm with the pounding of my feet is such a great thing and it brings me much joy. I can’t wait to get back out there! In the mean time, I’ll be walking like someone who is not sure if her legs or knees will give out. lol

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Posted by on January 26, 2012 in Knee Pain, Pain, Stupid


Stupid me!

I made a (very stupid) mistake on Sunday and ran in new shoes, which is ok to do, but, as we all know, shouldn’t be done on a long run ~ slap me silly! Around mile 5, I noticed that a blister was forming in the arch of my right foot. This happened with my other shoes before so I was not too concerend, it didn’t bother me too much while running, and I had no problems after the run.

The foot seemed ok on Monday, but yesterday (Tuesday) it started to hurt in the afternoon. By the time I got home I was was no longer able to wear my shoe or sock. Inspection time: it seems like I am dealing with two blisters, but no infection. One deep blister and one slighly overlaying the deep one right under the skin, if that makes any sense. There is one small spot inside the deep blister where it seems to be bruised pretty good, which is causing the pain when I walk. I put some neosporin on it (to aid with the healing in case the blisters break) and now sport a nice, big band-aid covering the arch of my foot so it won’t rub against the sock while I am at work. So far it is not too bad.

I am suppose to run today, but I am going to wait until tomorrow to do so.  I want to give the bruise/blister time to heal so I am not miserable on Satuday during the 1/2 marathon. If it hurts tomorrow I might take Friday off from work to keep my food up (other than going to Columbus to pick up my race packet and have nice pasta dinner!). If the blister does become an issue during the first 1/2 marathon, I’ll have 3 weeks to heal before the next 1/2.

The hubby gave me an incentive to run this upcoming 1/2 faster than I did last year. I asked for a necklace from Tarma Designs for this upcoming Mother’s Day: 

He received it in the mail on Monday (I know this because he and a co-worker went in on an order together to save on shipping charges). He said that if I beat my time from last year I’ll get it after the run! 🙂 In my current condition I should finish the 1/2 in 2:36, where as last year I finished in it 2:45. I am soooo excited!

3 days until the 1/2 marathon


Posted by on April 9, 2008 in Blogroll, Stupid