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Noooo, injured my toe! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

I knew Iโ€™d jinx myself, posting a reply to someone yesterday saying how my dicky ankle had healed itself without me having to visit the IC.

Today I did a lower body strengthening exercise on my favourite YouTube yoga channel. Totally within my capability and I was right in the swing of things when I moved my bent leg out sideways from downward dog as instructed, and up into a lunge, and I thwacked my toes hard on the solid arm of an armchair. Lots of swearing ensued, and now the base of my 4th toe on my left foot is very sore and the 3rd toe is black. Tender to walk on too, but I can move them all and thereโ€™s no swelling. Hopefully not broken. ๐Ÿคž

I iced my foot, had a hot bath, then tried to walk my dog, but it was very sore. I took ibuprofen when I got home, but Iโ€™m thinking my run tomorrow is off. โ˜น๏ธ Boo. Iโ€™ll spare you the photo I took!

Any toe tips?

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Ooh ouch. Hope it improves quickly but sounds like you need to rest for a couple of days. Good luck with that๐Ÿ˜ฏ

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Thanks Beanjo. Iโ€™ll definitely not try anything until Sunday. So cross with myself for being a clutz! ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Oh, a word that rhymes with rugger springs to mind ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿ˜ญ

In my completely non expert opinion it doesn't sound like it's broken. I'd keep on with the ice and maybe some ibuprofen gel. See how things are tomorrow and if you're well enough, smash up the armchair.

Best wishes for a speedy return to the running ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thank you, John! Actually I uttered more than rugger (๐Ÿฆ†) ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

The armchair needs to be very afraid, as does anything that gets in the way of my running! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Double and triple ouch ... have stubbed a toe a few times .. boy does it smart ..

Hope everything heals quickly for you

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Oh yes, it took my breath away Rob. My first thought was my running being interrupted though! Not if I could get downstairs or to the supermarket or anything! ๐Ÿ˜…

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Haha is funny how our thought patterns change to putting running 1st

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Nooooo! Extreme yoga! ๐Ÿ˜ญ Toes hurt, but they're built to take a lot of punishment. Fingers crossed you'll be back out there very soon ๐Ÿ‘

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Thank you Mike. Iโ€™m going to be stern with myself and not try anything until Monday (maybe Sunday ..... ๐Ÿ˜ˆ)

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Upper body work tomorrow, the run can wait. Not worth risking making any damage worse... hopefully itโ€™ll, as my dad bizarrely says, โ€œbe a pigโ€™s foot in the morningโ€

So it is genetic, my insanity comes from him.

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Okayyy UNM! Am I expecting my foot to turn into a trotter then?! ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

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I have no clue... I think it means itโ€™ll be ok, but I never asked him!

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Probably for the best! ๐Ÿ˜…

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Oh noes! Not good, but I gotta say... FIGHT THROUGH THE PAIN, SERGEANT!

It's never good getting an injury that's NOT from running that stops us from running lol! Hopefully you'll heal quick and then bizarrely pick the biggest hill you can find and conquered it with panache!

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I know Jundal - if it was caused by a power sprint at the end of my quickest 5k yet, it would have been justified! But no, it was yoga to help me achieve that! Thanks for nothing! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜…

But Iโ€™ll be back out there pronto. Iโ€™m already not enjoying the IC!

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I can imagine, I get itchy to go out if I don't run for long enough!

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I think that was me who jinxed you. Apologies. I do hope you are back up and running soon. In the meantime.... cursing and crying are available options.

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Oh no, definitely not you, HappyNoodle! Iโ€™m blaming myself for being so righteous about ankle. ๐Ÿ™„

I cursed plenty too. Iโ€™m sure itโ€™s therapeutic! ๐Ÿ˜…

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Ouch... when the pain has gone..and you can bear weight and walk okay... buddy it up with tape to the next toe... I have broken my little toe oodles of times...last time on a sun-chair leg ..in France and no I had not been drinking wine... it loves the toe next to it now:)

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Oh thanks Oldfloss! What a great idea. So were you able to run with buddied up toes? ๐Ÿ˜€

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Oh yes...๐Ÿ˜Š

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Excellent news! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Here is my post... from the French break!

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Oh wow, I was transported there, and ran every step with you! It sounded amazing, and I could even smell the fresh baguettes!

Yowch with the toe though. But encouraging for me that you were able to continue running with it taped. Think itโ€™s something Iโ€™ll definitely try on Sunday or Monday. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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Ooh Cheeky sounds painful. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ I hope the days rest will do the trick. โค๏ธ

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Thank you Fab. ๐Ÿ˜€ Iโ€™m hopeful it will too. Iโ€™ll forego tomorrowโ€™s run and Iโ€™m marshalling at my local parkrun on Saturday (would have been running but Iโ€™ll be out late tomorrow evening). Hoping thatโ€™ll do the trick, along with Oldflossโ€™s buddy toes idea! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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Sounds like a good plan!! Hope you and your buddyโ€™s will be back out soon! โค๏ธ

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Sorry to read about your toe I know you were so looking forward to your 5Kโ€™s but as oldfloss says once the pain is ok strap it up and youโ€™ll be back out on the road again. Hope it stops hurting soon and your back out pounding the streets in the beautiful cooler autum. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Thanks Runsome. Just annoyed how it happened, not even running. Iโ€™m hopeful to get back out on Sunday or Monday. Iโ€™m pretty certain itโ€™s not broken, just bruised. ๐Ÿคž

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Apart from that, would you recommend yoga? ;-)

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Yes, I would, 100%! I do lots of at home yoga, and the intensity depends on how my body feels and whether itโ€™s a running day or not.

Just make sure there are no armchairs or other furniture in the way! ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜…

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which youtube channel do you use for yoga? I go to a class once a week and want to do more at home - but safely!

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I use Yoga with Adriene. I like her a lot. She has loads of different videos for all levels. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Thank you cheeky chipmunks. I hope you are back up & running soon. I fell down three steps a week ago & have damaged the sole of my right foot & bum. So sore! Thought it was all getting better until yesterday & back to hobbling. I really understand your frustration in not being able to run. It was my first thought too. ๐Ÿค“

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So funny how missing out on running is the first concern nowadays! Hope you heal quickly too - not fun being sidelined! โ˜น๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€

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Oh no... yes you need to give it a few days. Also try and put it up on a pillow when possible

Rest will help it get strong again.

I'm glad you cursed it away- definitely therapeutic. For the mind anyway!!!

And don't worry about missed runs. There is no deadline-oriented target. Could be you need an unscheduled breather, a tiny rest? Take it as a positive hiccup. You'll be so driven by the time you can go out again!!!

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Thanks Mayanow. Itโ€™s not too bad now, although still a bit tender. Iโ€™m going to go for a very light jog tomorrow - no distance/time/stats - and see how it fares. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€

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