Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Oh Dear...

If you are the praying type, please say a prayer for me.

I woke up this morning with a migraine. I went to work anyway. At noon, I fell down the stairs. I twisted my right foot... the foot that I broke in 1993. I was stunned and tried to kind of figure out whether I was hurt or not... I walked away and decided I couldn't possibly train for months for a half-marathon and get hurt 5 days before the race.

My foot hurts like hell. The good news is that it is not discolored or swollen. Some of the medical professionals at work told me to get home and RICE. (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) Of course, I went to the grocery store first, and then I went to get some new nail polish at Ulta, and then I went to Runner's Roost to get gu for the race - being the eternal optimist, I guess. The woman at Runner's Roost told me not to wear high heels anymore... I think I might finally be ready to take that advice. It certainly isn't the first time I have heard it, but I might be ready to listen now.

I could not run if I had to right now. But I don't have to right now, so I will practice at living in the moment and not projecting into the future. And I will eat my steak for dinner and plop my butt on the sofa, ice my foot and elevate it.

10 comments:

Wes said...

Ewwww! Yuk! That's just...awful! Of course, you knew that. You will be F-I-N-E :-) Rest, rest, and more rest. Do nothing until the race! You'll be a bundle of energy!!

Debbi said...

Oh, Mary, that sucks. Big time. I agree with Wes: rest, rest, rest. Elevate, ice and compress, too. Take care!

J~mom said...

Yes, RICE is the best advice. Ahhh...I am so sorry that happened. That just sucks but take care of it now and hopefully it will be ok!! And, saying a prayer for you!:>)

Joe said...

So sorry!!!

Yes, RICE is the best...ibuprofin might help too.

Then, make your decision on race day.

And how cool to have permission to NOT wear high heels!!!

ws said...

sorry to hear about your foot. definitely rest until race day and follow all the other advice...should be enough time to heal...

feel better soon.

Adam said...

Get well soon.

Marcy said...

Yuck!! These things always happen at the worst time, right? RICE it baby!!

Jess said...

That's not good. But everyone is right: RICE, baby, RICE.

Randy said...

OUCH!!!!! and the timing sucks!!!! can you take advil? that might help with some of the pain too.

ice...Ice...ICe...ICE!!!!!!

Oh by the way...NO I did not run naked..what I meant to say was that I ran the full 5k without taking a walk break. I had no idea that the phrase I used..and won't repeat here....had an entirely different meaning.....blushing a tinge of red now...

I hope you get to run on Sunday...take it easy until then....

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Ouch. Good advice all around. You still have a few days, though. Rest it, and you might find that it feels ok by the time of the race.

Good luck!