Thursday, July 16, 2009

Silly injury…

Although I felt awesome after my race, I did happen to notice that my right foot was swelling to the point where I had to take my sneakers off and walk around in flip flops. I didn’t think much of it and continued to wear flip flops around for the next few days. But yesterday, I realized something was wrong.
I went for a run after work and was so excited to have nice sunny, dry weather to run in. I laced up my sneaks and took off. My goal was to run 6 miles (I was really feeling good and just wanted to GO!) but I only ran about 3.5 because A. it was way too hot and B. my foot was bothering me.
After I got done running I realized I had been running through this weird pain on the top of my foot…almost like a bruise on the area where your laces hit. Now it hurts to walk even barefoot. What did I DOOOOOO??

I guess this means I will really have to follow through on my desire to swim and actually do it. I have a short day tomorrow so I plan on getting to the gym in the morning to swim, hopefully keeping the foot safe and finally getting over the initial “fear” of swimming.

OK well it’s not exactly fear. I’m actually a pretty good swimmer and I know how good it is for my body. When I was in Jr and High school, we had swimming as a unit in gym class. It was 6 weeks long and my GOD it just never seemed to end. It was such a pain in the ass…you have to change, take a shower, get in the pool, get out, take another shower, stink like chlorine all day, deal with dry (and stinky) skin and hair, and I was always late to my next class…and itchy for the rest of the day. I have this anxiety of the before and afters of the pool….but once I’m in there it’s fine.

You know when you know you have something to do that will take a lot of your time, so you keep procrastinating and stressing about it until you know you have no other choice but to just do it? That’s how I’ve been with swimming. It’s really lame, I know. I just hope  no one has peed in the water…. :)

I was feeling some salad for lunch today. Since I brought a baked sweet potato, I figured it would be OK if I saved that for tomorrow and got a salad from b. good in Harvard Square instead. This place takes fast food and makes it healthy by using fresh ingredients and baking them. They have some awesome baked sweet potato fries. So good.
I got the Southwestern Chicken Salad with mesclun, avocado, corn, tomatoes, black beans, toasted corn, chipotle balsamic dressing. It was pretty yummy.


My co-worker got a West-Side burger (I almost got the west-side turkey burger when I saw the description but I really wanted some greens) The burger is cooked to perfection and topped with avocado, cilantro, tomato, chipotle salsa and a side of the sweet potato fries. She moaned and groaned about how awesome her food was. I know next time to try the burger…and I will definitely be topping my next turkey burger with these same ingredients since I usually have them on hand (well, minus the chipotle salsa…)

Tomorrow is Friday is the weather-peeps are saying it’s going to be a hot one.  (finally?) I really don’t like humid weather so I was OK with the cooler 70s we’ve been having. It was the rain I was pissed about.  Boy what I would give to go back to the beach…one good thing about living in Boston is that the beach is never really too far away…maybe an after work stroll will be in order (if the foot is better….stupid injury)

1 comment:

  1. stop running until the swelling goes down... its happened to me before. it's a swelling of your metatarsals.

    re the race: AWESOME!!! a 15K is a great and challenging distance, but its one of my favorites! glad my race recaps helped you.. that 15 mile trail run was a little bitch LOL