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Monday, April 4, 2011

Toeing the Line

There's nothing like having to change your monthly goals on the third day of the month. But that's what I had to do yesterday when I did this (the bruised toe, not the dirty ones or the freckle): It didn't even happen while I was doing something fun or crazy. I was just walking from the livingroom to the kitchen and the leg of a chair jumped out in front of my toe. Based on how quickly it became a chubby little sausage and changed colors, I am highly suspicious it is broken. According to the trusty old Internet, I could be looking at six weeks before it is feeling completely back to normal if it is indeed broken. I guess only time will tell. But time I do not have. I have a half marathon in less than a month. So once the pain subsides a little, hopefully sooner than later, I will be slipping on my running shoes. Until then, I have a feeling I will be spending some time on the bike and doing modified P90X Core Synergistics. This won't be an excuse to be lazy. It's just a little bump in my running road.

Now that I made you look at a picture of my foot, here's a more pleasant picture:


Alicia, Me, Farrah

I had an awesome time with Alicia and Farrah when we had a little blogger meet-up to see My Run last week. Since you've probably read enough reviews on other running blogs or maybe even saw it yourself, I'll just give you a few quick thoughts. Loved the reminder of how mental running really is. And how much you can overcome physically if you can get through it mentally. I so need to master that in my own running. Didn't love that he doesn't run anymore. That was very disappointing. But at least I walked out of the theater wanting to push and challenge myself more.

Then I stubbed my toe. Not exactly the challenge I had in mind.

19 comments:

  1. OHHHH ouch!!! I hate it when something stupid is what injures me! I want like a I was running so fast, my toe couldn't take it story :)

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  2. Owie! Take care of that little piggy!

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  3. Oh, man, that looks like it hurts!! Sure hope it heals quickly!

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  4. that looks so painful! ouch. I hope it's not broken!

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  5. Boy that looks painful. I hope it doesnt take long to heal.

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  6. Oh my! That looks like it hurts. I'm sooo clumsy - it sounds like something I would do. Recover soon little toe!

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  7. Ouch!! That little piggy went wee wee wee all the way home. Sorry, but my mom would have totally been saying that to me! Not so funny when you can't run though :)

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  8. Oh man, that is so frustrating. And I'm sure its painful, too. Pool running is a great supplement if you can't get on the roads for a while!

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  9. Sorry about the toe! Hopefully it wont tae six weeks to heal.

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  10. Well. Keeping with the piggy theme.
    Looks like he's a prime candidate for taping/splinting to his dirty neighbor toe, the one that didn't get roast beef. Then run through the pain.
    You are probably due for a half marathon PR. No pressure.

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  11. oh no!! It is injury season :( I feel like at least half of the bloggers I read right now are injured. But yours is definitely the most unique...if that makes you feel any better...

    Heal quickly!

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  12. Ow - so sorry about your toe! Hope it doesn't hold you back too much!

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  13. That's a seriously bruised toe. Try icing it regularly and it should be better soon.

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  14. Ouch, but at least you bumped the best toe if you can say that. I'm sure after a few days you'll be running again. Tape it to the toe next to it if it bothers you while running.

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  15. URRG! damn chair legs. We chain our up in the garage and only let them in for meals or when it's cold. Hope your little piggy mends quickly.

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  16. That looks like it really hurts! I bet it won't take the full six weeks for it to be comfortable enough for you to be out there running again.
    Your little outing to My Run looks like it was fun. I liked your thoughts on it.

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  17. I did that to my pinky toe too. I was actually amazed how quickly the pain left. The discoloration took a while but (luckily) I didn't miss a day running over it. Thank goodness! I hope you have a quick healing too.

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