But since then? Not a mile has been logged. Any and all short attempts at walking resulted in pain. A sore ache in my foot became a sharp, pronounced pain.
I avoided talking about it in the hopes that it would go away, along with the other mild aches and pains brought on my running 26.2 miles - but no such luck. I was also hoping none of my Daily Mile buds would notice. But Ali from Running with Spatulas had to go and be all observant on me:
It's now official - I'm dealing with peroneal tendonitis, also known as "ankle-ouchy." At least, that's the technical term I'm pretty sure.
|Please Note: Not My Foot|
I've been staying off the foot, because any repetitive motion hurts. In an effort to do a little exercise, I've added in some resistance bands to work the upper body, mat work for the core and a little yoga if my ankle feels alright.
Sad face. I miss running.
Instead of wallowing, which I've done plenty of, let's highlight 3 positives of this situation:
1. I'm forced to do some strength training now. Be prepared for my guns to grow exponentially.
2. I've been cuddled up in blankets reading for hours, thanks to my newfound spare time.
3. I get to eat a lot more salad. Wait, huh? Lots of fiber and lots of running are NOT friends. True story. But no running = excuse to eat all the fruits and veggies my little heart desires.
The second one was amazing - "Thanksgiving Salad". Romaine lettuce and spinach topped with apples, cranberries, grated carrots, and sliced turkey. Like a healthy holiday meal!
I'm sure you'll all be happy to know that I didn't consume this entire bad boy in 24 hours. Believe it or not, even a sugar fiend like me can't eat 2 whole pounds of marshmallow in one day. It has some serious dents in it though, and some delicious recipes are coming your way tomorrow.
If you couldn't run (or really do any cardio), what would you resort to?
For now it's pilates done on the mat, and some light yoga. I'm also busting out my resistance bands and reminding myself that my arms need some attention too!
What are your favorite salad toppings?
I love fruit on salads, either fresh or dried. I almost always top them with parmesan cheese as well, or flax seeds. Everything else changes each time I make one, depending on what we have on hand.
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