Okay, I’m sure you’re all dying to know what the doctor said about my foot…

The X-rays were clean, but I do have some early signs of arthritis in my right ankle. Yipee! I was right about the plantar fasciitis. The pain on top of my foot and around the ankle is most likely due to the fact that I have been limping around for the past week. It makes sense, but I’m not 100% sold on the idea. We’ll see how I feel in a few weeks…

So, I get to wear a very sexy boot to bed at night. I’m sure my teddy bear will love it. I also get to spend $350 on custom orthotics. I don’t really want to go down the orthotics route, but if it makes me run pain-free then I will try it. As of right now, no running. It stinks because that’s really what I wanted to focus on this fall. I registered for the Maine Half a while ago, but will have to miss it. Hopefully, my foot will be better by November and I can run a couple late 5k races. I tried riding my bike on Saturday. My Achilles has been sore so riding didn’t really go well. I’ll take a break from riding for a few weeks until my Achilles is feeling stronger and I can actually have a pull to my pedal stroke.

That leaves me with swimming. Honestly, I was hoping to take a break from swimming. I’ve been a little sick of it lately. However, I’ll probably be jumping back into the pool soon (like maybe tomorrow). I’m going to try a Master’s group and see how I feel about it. It would definitely be good for me because I need to work on my technique again. It’s really gone to shit the past few months with all the open water swims I have been doing instead of pool work. I think it would also be good for me to swim with “real” swimmers so I can push myself to get to that next level (I know I will get my ass handed to me on a silver platter by a bunch of former Seals swimmers) and also learn how to do a real butterfly other than my half-ass pathetic attempt at the fly.

I also plan on lots of strength work. I’ve noticed I’ve gotten a bit weak and flabby in areas I don’t want to be. Now to find a gym…

The doctor paper mached my feet. Awesome!


~ Happy Training!

PS – I’m jealous of anyone who can still run. I don’t like being injured! Boo!

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