The doctor’s appointment yesterday was, as expected, a bit of a drag.
The doctor (who really was hot, but is married with two lovely kiddos) ordered some x-rays, which confirmed nothing.
He says he thinks I have the beginning of a stress fracture, and that I need to do as much of my mileage in the form of cross training as possible.
He also gave me some heel lifts to help with the pain and a calcium/vitamin D supplement.
I know that’s the best that he could do, but I wanted a solution. You know like do A + B and then you’ll be all better.
So, I didn’t get the quick fix I wanted, but I’m going to put my big girl drawers on and deal with it!
The plan is to continue training like normal, except I’m going to sub in the elliptical for one to two of my shorter runs per week.
Hopefully that will be enough to keep the pain at bay and then after the marathon I can let things heal up for good.
We’ll see how it goes.
Other than that, yesterday was a strange day. It was good, and then not so good, and then good, and then not so good.
But… today is a new day and even though Tuesdays are generally a bummer I am ready to perservere!
Do you go to the doctor often? I hate going and usually put it off until I can’t anymore.