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Injury Update - YES The Doctor Told Me To

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Just wanted to give a quick update for anyone who might not have already heard. I went last week for a follow-up. I was actually in a lot of pain, as much pain as when the injury began. The x-ray did not show any fractures, BUT I was told that I could still have a fracture. I will need a bone scan or MRI to completely rule out any fractures. What did show up, however,

Frustrating

So, when did that happen that overnight Lil Man went from jumping and dancing in his jumper while I ran on the treadmill to screaming non stop, as if his very life depended on getting him out RIGHT NOW! I thought this morning that surely he would settle down. After 10 minutes, I decided it wasn't doing either one of us any good and gave up.

Then I thought, why I don't I try the pack n play. I set it all up, gave him some toys that I KNEW he enjoys playing with and the screaming began again. Defeated, I gave up.

What changed? It was just a couple of weeks ago he was jumping and playing and at least tolerated with a smile 20 minutes or so while I ran. Now, he refuses totally.

It's really not that big of a deal (however frustrating) at the moment because I am running most runs outside. But once the weather changes, I will be using the treadmill more and more.  I don't have a solution for this problem yet.

Rest Day

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Today's scheduled rest day has been a nice break.

First 17 Miler

Wow, what a difficult ugly run.

It seems like this entire day just started off rough. Lil Man woke us up at 3:10. I was just falling back to sleep when the dog started puking at 3:45. My alarm was set for 4:00am.

I drove to where we were supposed to meet, and the parking lot was gated off.  WHAT?!?  I had planned our route from this parking lot and now basically my entire 'plan' for the run was trashed. On top of that, I had to pee. I mean I really had to pee, and they had locked the bathrooms also. DOUBLE WHAT?!?.

I called my running buddy to have her meet me at an alternate spot. I drove to the spot, took care of my issue of needing to pee, and started getting my gear ready. The moment I put my running belt on, it started to rain. I will pause a moment for you to snicker.  It was one of those moments that just for a second I paused and said, "should I really do this today?"

But my running buddy was there; we got up super early so we might as well get our run in.

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Tender Foot

So, after Monday's 4.5 hilly run, my foot has been tender. During the middle of the run on Monday, I started feeling where my stress fractures were. I think a lot of it had to do with the slant of the road, and the force at which I was hitting the ground as I was trying to get over the hills.

Instead of running yesterday, I did Spin class.

Today I wanted to get in a short slow run to test out the foot. I ran 2.5 miles outside. The temps were amazing and it was great to be out. I could feel my foot though which unnerved me a little. My pace was slow (10:48) so it wasn't like I was really slamming it too hard on the ground.  And I was running a fairly flat surface without much slant to the road.

After my 2.5 miles outside, I got on the treadmill. The treadmill was easier on the foot. I didn't feel 'it' as much. I finished out the rest of my 5 miler by doing 2.5 at a 10:00 pace on the treadmill.

Yoga was also on the agenda today. I'm so glad that I started doing yoga.…