I’m going to complain/tell you about my problems for the next few paragraphs so just bear with me.
During the past few weeks I started feeling some pain on the outside of my right ankle. At first I thought it was my achilles, but thanks to a fellow blogger’s suggestion (thanks Jason!!) I realized it was my peroneal tendon, which can become inflamed when you add mileage too quickly or incorporate too much speed work. I started feeling pain a few days after my first speed workout of my training, so I figured that had to be the cause. Well, I cut back on speed work, took it easy and iced my ankle every day and I was still feeling pain during my longer runs.
I researched some more and found that a lot of runners find relief with certain insoles depending on your foot arch. I went to Dick’s and did the arch test, which is actually really disgusting because you stand on a plastic mat barefoot which has probably never been cleaned, but I was desperate and did it anyway. The result = high arch, so I invested $40 in these Sof Sole High Arch insoles.
Best $40 I’ve ever spent. I did 11 miles on Sunday completely pain free and have not felt any discomfort since I started using them. Problem solved.
New problem. Monday morning I was first in line at the doctor’s office at 7:30 a.m. after waking up with blurry vision and feeling like my head was going to explode. She informed me that I had a sinus infection and pink eye in both eyes. Gross, but at least there was an easy solution: antibiotics. Little did I know I was allergic to the antibiotic prescribed and my body completely rejected the medication. I’ll spare you the details but lets just say I lost 5 pounds in about 8 hours.
Tuesday I finally felt like I was slowly coming back to life. Needless to say I have not run in two days. I’m really dehydrated so I’m working on getting back to normal before I attempt to run today.
Thanks for listening. In other news, Dixie really likes warm laundry.
Anyone else experiencing injuries/illnesses??
Who is racing this weekend?