Yep, I’m back on the popcorn.
Last night, I noticed my right arch was sore. It almost felt like a cramp. I rolled it with a tennis ball and put a heating pad on it and my calves. Then I went to sleep hoping it would be gone in the morning.
(Side note: I have had some very light arch soreness post-run, so I’ve been religiously stretching my feet and calves after runs.)
When I got up, I could just barely feel some soreness in my arch. It wasn’t that noticeable…until I squatted down onto the balls of my feet to get something out of a lower cupboard and pain shot up my right outer shin! I cried out, then sobbed while limping around the kitchen and saying, “Oh no, oh no, oh no.” I took some Ibuprofin and got myself under control so I could get T Junior to the doctor — he is STILL sick!
Now that I’m home and the house is fairly quiet (the dogs are all zonked from the weekend at the dog show and T Junior is watching TV on the couch), I’m freaking out. I tried squatting down, gently this time and I can feel it in the shin area. If I roll up to the balls of my feet, I can feel it, too. I can even tell it’s there when I’m walking barefoot.
A little research on plantar fasciitis, the recent calcium tests, and the fact that I’ve fractured a shin before (the other one) has made me jump to the conclusion that something is terribly wrong…maybe broken. That’s sort of how I roll. One extreme or the other.
Should I just call my podiatrist now or should I take a few days off and see if it goes away first?
The other thing I’m sad about is that today was supposed to be the first day of logging miles to support Harmony‘s family (Team Davis) and the Ulman Cancer Fund’s Rev3 Run Across America. I’m going to have a big fat zero. Donating money will make me feel better — can you spare a few bucks under TEAM DAVIS HERE to help beat cancer?
If T Junior wasn’t sick, I would’ve ridden my bike, but I can’t make him ride in the trailer in the cold with a cold. I considered walking on the treadmill, but I’m not even sure if I should be walking on my foot right now.
So I ate a bowl popcorn, and jelly beans and had several wooden spoonfuls of T Junior’s Kraft Mac N Cheese. I need help…and someone to tell me I am not injured. Thanks.