Confession time: I have a stress fracture in my foot.
My foot was really bothering me after a long, 15 mile run. I took a few days off and then tried to run again…still too painful to run. Took a few mor day off, tried again and was still in pain. After about two weeks of this I FINALLY saw a doctor, had an MRI and was forced into a walking boot. This boot has been the bane of my existence for the last two weeks but I'm finally out of it! I still have another 4 to 6 weeks of no running but at least I can start to do some other low impact exercise now.
Sadly, this means I won't be running the NYCM marathon this year. I haven't actually cancelled imy registration yet because I'm still in denial but I don't really have any other choice. Assuming my foot heals quickly, there's no way I'll be ready to run a marathon in 3 weeks after taking 2 months off. I'm crazy but I'm not THAT crazy.
I'm sad about the marathon but trying to stay positive. I've run it before and hopefully I'll be healthy enough to run it again in 2015. For now I'm just focusing on healing my foot….and maybe looking at races I can train for after it's better.