This week has been really slow on the running front. After my short 4 miler and a Yoga class on Tuesday by foot pain increased drastically. Seeing as though this was the same foot I fractured back in May, and the pain was centralized in the ball of my foot, I decided that this is not something I'm going to ignore.
I emailed my doctor letting her know what was going on and she immediately sent me to get my foot x-rayed.
The good news is that I did not re fracture my foot.
The bad news is that I still don't know why it's hurting so much and still have to take some time off from running. As bad as this stings since I'm weeks deep into my marathon training, I know that if I push through this chances are I won't be running a marathon at all......
So for now I strength train. I do workout DVDs, continue with my spin, Pilates and Yoga classes and get on a bike or elliptical whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Just because your injured doesn't mean you have to let your fitness go completely. Work around it. Find things you can do that don't exasperate the issue.
I've still gotten some SERIOUS workouts in. My hamstrings, glutes and quads are really sore these days!! Switching things up and keeping your body guessing results in GREAT results.
I'll continue to push myself in other areas of fitness and hopefully return to running in a week or so:-)
My marathon is not yet off the table!