Aches and Pains

First off, I’d like to admit that I suck at my New Years Resolution of keeping this blog updated. I sucked big time. But I have been running, lots. I’ve got my fundraiser set up for the Heart and Stroke Foundation for my half marathon with $400 raised so far. Training has been going well – my 17.5km run on Saturday was wonderful and the weather was fantastic. I have another problem now.

As runners, we get aches and pains now and again. Some are minor, like sore muscles and others are more severe like stress fractures and ligament tears. I’ve experienced both of these over the years and it’s made me realise something.

Either because of it or because I’m just a little high strung, I’ve become a little bit of a hypochondriac about it.

Right now, my right foot hurts.

The red is wear my ouchie is.

I’m not quite sure how it happened, because it started to hurt yesterday afternoon and I haven’t run since Sunday morning, but all I know is that it hurts and I’m freaking out a bit.  If I hurt myself, I’d rather it be in a blaze of glory (like putting a hole in a wall falling off a treadmill or getting taken down by my dog chasing a squirrel – both of which I’ve done, BTW) and not some stupid mystery injury that I’m beginning to think I got from sitting at my desk at work.  Workers comp is clearly required.

I have a half marathon in a month and a half and really can’t afford to be injured. I’ve booked an appointment into physio but can’t get in until next week due to my work schedule and my physios schedules not meshing nicely. What if my foot is broken?

I know its probably not, but I overreact sometimes, ok?

In all likelihood, my foot will have healed itself before I can get into physio and I’ll be happily running my little heart soon enough, but I have to wonder…

Am I the only one who freaks out like this?

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