Not only did I leave with orthodics, but I also left wearing this hot new black boot for my right foot. And I get to keep it for a month.
It seems I fractured my 3rd and 4th metatarsals during the marathon on Sunday. I knew it was bad and am glad that I don't have to be on crutches (that would be miserable here in the city) but I am quite disappointed this has happened in general. Other than my foot, I feel really good! My muscles aren't sore, nothing else hurts, and if it wasn't for this foot, I'd be back at the gym tomorrow. Well, I still might be, actually. I am allowed to use the recumbent bike and weight lift, so maybe by December my arms will be ripped and my abs will be rock hard! I can swim too, but I'm not big of swimming and the closest location of my gym with a pool is a couple subway stops away - too far to go in the morning.
I had to cancel on the Goddess Day event with Step Up this weekend, the NYRR YPC fun run & brunch on Sunday, and the race on the 22nd. It's going to be a difficult month since I'm already eager to get back into the gym, but I know that I have to be strong and not push myself. I need my foot to heal so I can get back to it and not re-injure myself all over again. I fractured my left foot four years ago and was in a boot for a month then, but I wasn't quite as active as I am now. I'm worried about not getting enough exercise and also gaining weight. I guess I won't have the luxury of relaxing my diet for a few days after the marathon. I really need to pay attention to what I'm eating so I don't take in too many calories. It will be interesting figuring out how to adjust my training diet to my fairly sedentary lifestyle.
Have you had injuries before that sidelined you? What did you do to stay sane?
I did have an okay end to my day though, when I still had time to go vote for Mayor Bloomberg and it was the easiest voting experience I've ever had. I have high hopes for the Mayor and his next term in office. Hopefully he can do more good for our health and environment.