Well, after my very athletic endeavor of running 13.1, I am experiencing quite a bit of pain in my foot up around the base of my second and third toes. To give it a name, it is metatarsalgia. Apparently my bones are messed up in my toes, creating untold stress on the middle of the ball of my foot while running and pain so bad it makes you wanna smack yer momma.
So, I was depressed this weekend.
New plan is to NOT run this week, to ice and stretch my calves and hamstrings (which apparently contribute to this problem) and see how it goes. Jeff is trying out some different padding choices in my shoes but I dont think we have hit the right combo yet.
Icing your feet is very painful but I have developed a system of slowly increasing the iced-ness of the water instead of plunging wholehog into the icy bath from hell creating a sensation of jabbing 10,000 knives into my feet at once.
7 days til race day.
I am nervous.
But, it should be fun.
I mean - HEY, I delivered 2 babies. How hard can this be?