So erm after my last run a couple of weeks ago there was some debate over whether or not I'd broken my foot. It was incredibly painful and clicking and I was in tears.
A hobble to the NHS walk in clinic wasn't very helpful - they didn't even actaully look at my foot because I was wearin tights (er they come off you know) anyway I go sent on my way with a flea in my ear because I was using a crutch and it was just a little ligament strain. Got told to walk normally and rice.
So a few days later still in horrendous pain having to take tramadol just to be able to hobble let alone attempt to walk normally I ended up a the minor injuries unit at my local community hospital. This time they actually looked at my foot and even xrayed it as they were concerned that I might have a stress fracture. Xray came back clear so back to ligament strain. Though of course fracture was still a possibility cause they don't always show up on X-rays.
But rest seems to have done the trick as I can now actually walk on it, so I figured it was time to get the trainers on.
I headed to the canal I picked the direction that I know is muddy (muddy means squishy so less impact) and I ran in half k intervals with walking and stopping, I did just over 2k.
How do I feel now? Er well foot is protesting, hurts but I think it's ok, just gonna take time to heal, so I will be sticking to baby steps running wise and combining that with plenty of resting. Oh and an upside of having raynauds is I don't have to ice my foot my body is doing a pretty good job of that for me.
So now I have an actual running related injury does that make me a really real runner, and not just a really real runner but a hardcore really real runner as I am back to running on it (gently)?
P.s please erm ignore spelling mistakes - for some reason it's hard to edit posts while on iPad and it's make even harder because I have in fact shattered the screen on my iPad
P.p.s I have the date for my echocardiogram 1 December, the day before my birthday