I Am SO Mad

It’s official- I’m injured. Not because I pushed it a little too hard over the last 2 years training for 2 marathons and not because I was trying to push it too early after finishing the NYC Marathon, but because I came down on my foot slightly wrong during a short 3 mile run this morning. I turned my ankle slightly to the outside and now my foot is killing me. I can walk very slowly, with a major limp, but at least I can walk.

As soon as it happened I knew my run was over and that I needed to make my way back home. At least I was able to call my husband and he came to pick me up rather than having to limp all the way back home. And most of all at least it happened AFTER the NYC Marathon.

Now that I’ve been through the good things about it, I can honestly say, this sucks! I won’t be able to run for a little while (hopefully a very short little while) and that makes me mad. It’s funny that for the month before the marathon I was really sick of running. I had to force myself to keep training and not to ease up too early. Now that my foot is hurt all I want to do is run! I’d give anything to know that I could go for a 13 mile run tomorrow without any issues.

So for now I’m sidelined for a little while and I have a feeling that the lack of endorphins will be eating at me, but with any luck I’ll be able to spend a little extra time with my girls and be back on my feet soon. I want to start training for a half marathon at the end of January! So wish me good luck and send along any tips for a quick recovery!

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5 Responses to I Am SO Mad

  1. Sara says:

    The same thing happened to me after the Marine Corps Marathon a few weeks ago. I was running the following week and started to get a horrible pain in my knee and had to stay off it for a while. Even now it’s still touch and go. The endorphin drought definitely gets to you, but I found that biking a little was helpful. I know it sucks…all you want to do is run, but here’s to a speedy recovery for you.

  2. Louisa says:

    Hey Karen, I’m no marathon runner but I’ve started running recently and hurt my right arch too. Went to see the podiatrist and I’m not allowed to run for another week.

  3. Carrie says:

    Take it easy on that ankle. I have a great set of exercises my PT gave me when I twisted mine during marathon training. I’ll send them to you via email!

  4. Kristen says:

    Oh no! That really stinks, but like you said, at least it happened after the marathon. I hope it feels better soon!