What I Do When Potential Injury Strikes

IMG_1753Through the years, I’ve had a number of injuries from slight pains to major problems but what happened to me yesterday definitely seems to be the weirdest injury that I’ve ever had.

Yesterday, I was working at home and during lunch Callum and I took Lucy (the dog) to the park. As soon as I stepped out of the car, I had an intense stabbing pain in the bottom of my foot. I haven’t had any foot pain leading up to this so it was really a shock. I was hoping that it would just go away but now a day and a half later, it’s still there unfortunately.

The pain only happens when I walk or jump or of course, run. I came home after the walk and put up my foot and iced it hoping for the pain to go away. It didn’t so I rested yesterday.

Today, still in pain, I decided to skip my run (because it would REALLY hurt) and go swimming at lunch instead. I called this morning and made an appointment to see a physiotherapist tomorrow morning. My coach said that I can’t run until I have someone look at my foot, especially since 100 mile training starts in one week.

IMG_1762This is particularly frustrating because this is the first week that I’ve been back to running since my 4 week recovery break.

So until I figure this out, I will swim and bike and rest my foot. My fingers are crossed that the pain will go as quickly as it came!

Have you had weird running injuries?

Happy running!


6 thoughts on “What I Do When Potential Injury Strikes

  1. nkm310 November 20, 2015 / 7:35 pm

    Plantar fasciitis too many times (God bless these new orthotics), IT-band syndrome, patellar tendonitis, and my most recent, extensor tendonitis. Ahhh, the life of a runner. Love your posts!

    • KatherineRunsUltras November 21, 2015 / 3:16 pm

      Thanks for reading! It seems like any injury I ever get ends up being some kind of tendonitis. Definitely seems to be the life of a runner! I hope that your foot pain gets better soon 🙂

  2. stewthebassman November 21, 2015 / 8:20 am

    Apart from tripping (trail runjing) last August and breaking my radius, it seems anytime I attempt sprints my SI joint goes out of whack. I usually need two weeks off for that one. Sorry about your pain, hope your physio figured it out!

    • KatherineRunsUltras November 21, 2015 / 3:18 pm

      That sounds painful! I also have had some fun trail running falls, I guess it comes with the territory. Thanks, I’m hoping so too. Not running is getting old fast!

      • stewthebassman November 21, 2015 / 4:50 pm

        Getting old is hastened also by not running 😀

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