Yesterday marked two months since I had last run. June 15th was the day I did a 6 mile run and pushed myself too much through the pain. I've been paying for it since with a stress fracture in my right foot.
But this week my foot has felt better. I haven't worn the walking boot since Sunday and Monday I was able to do the elliptical at the gym with no discomfort whatsoever. The elliptical is one thing, but running is a whole new ballgame. On Tuesday I decided to walk down to the farmer's market to pick Andrew up (our daycare walks to the farmer's market on Tuesdays and that is where the parents pick up our kids). I forgot about the road closures with the work they're doing on the sewer lines so I had to take a roundabout way to get down there (the market is maybe a mile from our house). I had the jogging stroller and walked with little spurts of jogging - to get there faster and to test out my foot. No pain.
However, yesterday was the big test. I was feeling somewhat confident and was itching to get in a little run for practice. I hopped on the treadmill at the gym and hoped for the best.
I am very excited to say that I was able to do a 3.05 mile run with NO PAIN! Yay!!! I'm back, baby!!
I know there is no way I am making up the missed mileage from two months off so my 50 mile/month average goal is shot. Oh well. The important thing is I am able to get back to doing what I love. I just need to make sure I don't over do it (again) and if I start feeling any discomfort I need to give it a rest instead of trying to push through it. My follow up appointment with the orthopedist is next Wednesday so I assume I will be getting the all clear from her as well.
It's SO good to be back!!