For the last few weeks I have had a pain in my right heel when I run. A couple of mornings as I started my run, it felt so bad, I had to stop and go back home. Last week I went to the doctor, who diagnosed me with a strained Tibialis Anterior Tendon. He said the only way to treat is with rest, no running! So for the next three weeks, I have to wear this awful boot on my right foot. It is sweaty and difficult to walk in. Everyone asks about it, because it looks like I broke my ankle. Doctor thinks I might need some orthopedic inserts in my running and work shoes.
I will just have to tuff it out and hopefully I can ease back into running soon. My long term outlook is great. The worst thing is that I miss my team relay race this weekend, the Ragnar Del Sol Relay. Del Sol is my favorite race of the year. It is a blast! I will still be going with my team The Knights of the Buffet Table. My alias was to be Sir Loin. I am the official van driver, cheerleader, and photographer. the race takes about 24 hours, from Friday to Saturday afternoon. Last year we took third place in our division, thanks to the elite athletes I was running with. GO KNIGHTS!!
Am I still a runner, if I am not running at all? Today I feel like I am. I miss it terribly, but I do enjoy sleeping in past 5am.