It's Friday!! Phew. This week really seemed to drag on. Although I have a jam-packed weekend, I'm really excited because it includes a lot of good friends, good family, good food and fun times.
Remember that MRI that I mentioned (Thank you to all the nice comments, by the way!), well it didn't happen. When I called to give them my insurance information I was told that it was going to cost me $700. Are you serious?! There is just no way that I can afford that right now.
**I'm still working on paying off medical bills for the treatments I got for the Alopecia Areata (none of those were covered my insurance because, even though it's a disease, insurance companies only view the treatments as "cosmetic" procedures. I wish one of those big wigs would have all their hair fall out and tell me how insensitive they are....Anyways, I apologize for the rant and I digress....
Obviously, I was irritated by this news. So what do I go when I get really pissed off or stressed out and I can't grab a glass of wine since I'm at work?? I take my lunch break and go for a run! My foot was, after all, feeling a bit better and it had been 4 days.....
I hopped on the treadmill and told myself to take it easy, starting at a 8:40 pace and taking it from there. The first mile my foot felt a bit achy but nothing serious so I just kept cranking it up. I was stupid. I was frustrated and mad, with my body, with my doctor, with my training plan. I was determined to do this run and do it well. So I pushed, knowing I shouldn't.
After 5.5 uncomfortable miles I finally called it quits.
Today when I woke up, I could barely walk. The pain is there. I concluded that I am a stubborn idiot and I won't be running anytime soon. I have an appointment at the podiatrist on Thursday and I'll wait and see what he has to say.
Refusing to wallow in my self-pity I still went to the gym today. I made a promise to myself that I would stop anything if I felt pain, and I stuck to it.
I ended up actually having an awesome workout knocking out some intervals:
12 minutes on the bike (60 sec sprint, 60 sec recovery)
15 push ups
1:00 plank (move to elbows after 20 sec then back up after 20 sec)
1:00 wall sit
25 calf raises
Repeat entire sequence 3x.
**Another rant. I don't understand this stupid foot at all. It hurts to walk but not to bike, not to do calf raises, planks, etc. How does that make sense??**
Even though I'm pretty bummed about the fact I might not be running my marathon maybe this time off will give me some time to focus on other areas of fitness that I've been slacking it.