TEAM LIT: READ ON!
Do whatever you can to stay the hell out of PT!
Where one day I read the daily bread thread and come away totally inspired by all the kickass stuff going on, the next I read about PT and PT and more PT. Yuck. Let's get healthy!
You can stop reading :)
Speaking of getting healthy, my injury is more than likely turf toe. Turf toe is common among athletes who play turf sports, hence the name, where there is a lot of cutting back and forth and contact. Turf toe is when the big toe bends back (or upward) beyond which is healthy -- like over extending -- where the sac that sits at the base of the toe ruptures or gets damage, and where the ligaments on the bottom get stretched or torn. Pretty sure that is what I have, and I got it from doing those silly 45% grade hill repeats last Sunday. Silly me.
Yesterday was a funny day. I got so excited for Boston 2 Big Sur, and with the window closing on me entering, I signed up. So yup, I am registered for B2B -- a dream race (Big Sur) since the early days of my marathoning. Not even an hour after receiving confirmation, my toe got really bad -- not sure what happened -- where I was limping seriously and not at all feeling good about Big Sur or even Boston. And I'm still not. But a lot has happened since then.
Yesterday evening, having now limped around for many hours, I got out the ice bucket and popped a few Vitamin-I's, exactly the prescription for this type of thing. Ten minutes with my forefoot sitting in ice water and I was back to walking normal, so I know there is swelling there even though you cannot see it visibly. I did this a few more times, but the subsequent times weren't as successful. By bed time I was limping again.
Wake up this morning and things are better -- but still injured and sidelined, but definitely better. And so far today I can walk normal if not slow so that the big toe doesn't bend. The area is tender, but the good thing is that it is responding to healing. Which gives me hope for both Boston and Big Sur. So I have a weekend full of nothing. The only sucky part is that I won't be able to do yardwork and stuff like I normally do.
2 mile easy and very slow jog to keep the streak alive.
Great day, friends!