Woody and I decided yesterday morning that we would sleep in today and skip the gym. We usually take a day or two off each week - it's really not healthy to go every day since muscles need time to rest and rebuild. Part of our reasoning behind taking today off was because of the MSU/UNC basketball game last night which didn't start until 9pm. It was going to be a late night (I admit, we're an old married couple that goes to bed early & wakes early!) and we needed more sleep!
Well, unfortunately the game did not go how we had hoped, but it was a good idea to take this morning off anyway.
I went back to see my podiatrist yesterday before work. The good news - my right foot looks great and I don't have to wear the boot anymore! The not-so-good news - my left foot is not doing so well again and he suggested I wear the boot on that one for a week or two!
You might recall the first time I went to the podiatrist back at the beginning of October (wow I'm glad I have good insurance!), was because my left foot was hurting quite a bit. I was diagnosed with a stressed tarsal-metatarsal joint. I had never heard of that before, but let me tell you. It can be painful! It cleared up a bit just before the race and then I fractured my right foot. My left foot wasn't bothering me too much until last week. Anyway, it turns out I irritated it again - partly because it never fully healed and also because I was favoring my right foot for the past month.
I wore my awesome boot on the left foot yesterday and it definitely helped keep the pain at bay for the day. A little stiff this morning but I think it was good to take a day off from the gym. The elliptical doesn't bother it much so I'm going to stick to that for another few weeks so I can keep up my cardio. Hopefully after a week or two I'll be much better and walking free of any assistance! I can not wait for that day!!
So, the moral of the story - take care of your feet. Make sure your bones are strong and eat a healthy diet to help ensure that. Calcium and vitamin D are essential! And if you do injure your foot, go see a podiatrist right away, take an anti-inflammatory and ice!!!
Have a great day!!