This boot is made for walking…for walking while stabilizing an injury.
With less than a week before from my first half marathon, I have sustained a minor injury called peroneal tendonitis. Thankfully, it is not a severe injury, but serious enough to sideline me for the half marathon this Sunday. I was certainly looking forward to this event (Newport Half-Marathon/Jersey City) and it appeared from my training that I was going to compete strong However, my body had a different game plan in store for me.
On the morning run of this past Saturday, a message was clearly sent to me around the last mile that I was not going to participate in the Newport Half Marathon. During the last uphill stretch of my run I developed a painful sensation that came from my left foot that was so uncomfortable that I had walk the rest of the way home.
When I got home, I knew exactly who to call. I called my friend/doctor, Dr. Jackie Sutera. She took me to her office in the city for an x-ray and examination of my foot. She explained to me peroneal tendonitis is not a severe injury and if treated of properly with rest, icing and wearing a stabilizing boot I could be back to running in 1 to 2 weeks. She expressed to me how lucky I was that it was not a fracture because if it were, then I would be looking at a good 6 weeks of rehab.
So guess who is grateful? I am.
Gratitude is like the anti-inflammatory for the soul. Whenever I am faced with some type of adversity in my life I always focus on what I am grateful for, and it always gives me the strength I need to deal with life’s lemons no matter the size.
So this little lemon I can deal with, and I will come back stronger, faster and better.
Life always seems to find a way to teach us a lesson. May be my lesson is that I need to slow down a bit. Hmmm….something to ponder.
So for now, when I am out and about I will be walking, taking elevators and escalators; and when I am at home, I will be icing and elevating my foot on my very comfortable reclining chair.
Let the rehab and rejuvenation begin.