I’m not a fan of February. For such a short month, it’s just brutal.
I went into this February riding on a wave of awesome. I was up to 50 miles a week and feeling good. I was sure I was going to hit 200 miles for the month.
Then some cracks appeared in the facade. A blister in a weird spot on my foot. A strange soreness in that same foot during my February half marathon. And then BOOM! A calf strain that sidelined me completely. Suddenly I went from so much running that I couldn’t keep up with the rest of my responsibilities to more time on my hands than I knew what to do with.
At this point, I’m running again, mostly pain free. I’m having some issues with my right foot, but I’ve had them for what feels like forever, so I’ve just been dealing with them. So, yesterday, I ran 4 miles. Two of those miles started with 9. That never happens anymore. Then I walked and ran two more miles. 6 miles in 1:04:07. I was not at all unhappy with that number. I was, however, unhappy with my foot.
Today I mentioned that foot to my chiropractor. Have you ever had ART done on an unhappy metatarsal? Yeah that was, umm, painful. I’m thinking, ok, maybe that’ll do it. Then he moved his hand to my hip and put a little pressure.
Holy Crap! I nearly came off the table. His comment? I’m using light pressure.
Yeah, see, I gave birth to Shoo completely without drugs. I’m pretty sure the ART he did to my hip was far more painful.
But, you know that song?
The foot bone connected to the leg bone, The leg bone connected to the knee bone, The knee bone connected to the thigh bone, The thigh bone connected to …
It appears that the issues in my hip/hip flexor/other bits and pieces in that area may be the cause of my foot pain.
Learn something new every day.
8 thoughts on “February in my rearview mirror”
Uggh! Don’t you wish you could just get all the necessary body part to get on board with the program?! Hopefully the chiro appointment will help – it’s been doing wonders for my often cranky ITB.
Here’s to a better March! 🙂
sorry your month didn’t go the way it ought to have! Hope March lines out a little better for you.
ART is torture. I’ve had it done once and been scared to go back for more. Can’t imagine having it done on my foot. That would have been excruciating.
Aww, sorry to hear that. That must have been painful. Urgh! i can’t even imagine it. Hope that this month will go well for you.
I’ve been so lucky not getting any injuries for a very long time now. It is so frustrating and always hits just when you really get into the big stuff. I can’t even remember my last injury. Hang in there and all the best!
Hopefully the chiropractor and all of the painful manipulations helps so that you are ready to go in a few days!!!
I am pretty sure February is the worst month. Totally agree!
Yeah, February sucks. I’m glad that you’re able to run again and that it’s mostly pain free. Here’s hoping for *actually* pain free before too long. 🙂