Oh the injustice of it all. To have taken up runnng and enjoyed it so much and then to have it not. Well, it's just not on is it?
My last run was on the 19th May! Yes really. I went for a nice easy run, no injuries, no pain and the next day two of my toes were swollen. To cut a long story short, I've been to the doctor twice and physio twice and they don't know what's causing the swelling. Doc thought it was RSI but after lots of RICE, there was no change so am getting an ultrascan on Friday. The swelling is still there although there is no pain whatsoever. Weird. There's no diagnosis yet but the doctor and physio agreed on one thing - NO RUNNING!
I must say I was tempted nearly every day because there was no pain, but I remembered what many of you said here about listening to your body and taking time out but it's been so hard not being able to run. I've been cycling and doing weights in the gym to try to keep my fitness level up but it's not the same, is it? (sob sob!) . I miss running so much. What's that saying? "It's better to have run and lost than never to have run at all". But if I had never run then I wouldn't miss it. You know what I mean.
I've been reading your posts and that has helped a lot. I know there are others who are out injured too so there's this great community for inspiration and understanding.
I WILL be back. I might have to redo C25K but you know what? I'm quite looking forward to that!
Keep everything crossed for Friday.