On Friday, I popped into a running store in my town to get new shoes, and lo and behold, they had the new heart rate Garmins! Yes.....I asked to look at one....and yes, silly me had to buy it!! She's a beauty.....and RED! How is one supposed to resist that?
I tried on a few pairs of shoes on the list my orthopedic gave me. Seems he only wants me in neutral shoes so the new orthotics will be the main support. Okay...that makes sense. Picked out a pair of asics, a half size bigger, of course had to buy new socks too, and I was ready for my run the next day.
I was asked to pace the new guy in our group who's in training for a half marathon in June, so I really got to use my new toy for an important purpose!! I dont know if I was busy looking at my watch or adjusting to my new shoes, but I wasnt watching where I was going and my left foot landed on the edge of the street and twisted. Shit! shit shit shit!!! Oh the pain!! Sweety Todd ( when a man loves to run) stayed with me and walked me thru it. In his defense, he wanted to get his car and pick me up, but the pain stopped. I could walk on it, and yes, I started to run on it, but after about 1/2 mile I walked it in. We had about 3 miles to get back to the parking lot, but I made it.
We got to the Bagel and that's where the pain really kicked in. It hurt so much I thought I was going to faint. So ReenRuns insisted I go with her to the closest ER for an xray. Darn these good friends! Just let me writhe in pain and put me out of my misery!!
Well, it wasnt broken (praise the lord) but the pain was unbearable and they gave me narcotics!!! Weeeeeeeeee---didnt feel a god-damned thing after that!!
Haight's Hangout got me home safely and became my servant for the day (I could get used to this!!). One good thing, I got out of working on Sunday and just laid around all day!! The pain eased up enough that I could finally put pressure on the foot, and I babied it all day with compression, ice and elevation. See, nurses can be good patients too!
I'm walking again, no pain, but certainly not running this week. I'll stick to biking and swimming. So this year, Reen was on crutches, Haight is still down and out with knee pain, and I twisted my ankle. Remind me why we do this crazy sport!!???