What a week. I arrived home Sunday evening from 5 days at Disney for the Dopey Challenge. I survived with what I thought was very minimal damage to my body. I was able to drive myself home from Orlando to Tampa, hobble upstairs, pour a glass of Perrier Jouet Grand Brut and pass out with my medals close by.
I'm about to share some ugly feet photo with you. I have very bony feet - you always can see my veins and bones sticking out. This was from the waiting room of urgent care and the photo doesn't show the true redness of my foot, which actually went up past my ankle. You can see how the right foot is swollen vs. the left one.
She drew a line around my foot and if the red spread past that area, I was to go to the ER instantly for a IV antibiotic and to be monitored overnight. Oh and the blister on my toe......she's pretty huh? Just wait, it gets better.
I also have stress fractures and posterior tendinitis but he said I can wait on both of those until after Princess weekend. I have a book worth of exercises I have to do for strength training and recovery. Princess is my last race on the books for the rest of the year. With the wedding coming in September, I wanted to take some time off of distance running. I will most likely only do 5K, 10K & 15K events for the remainder of the year so I can let my body heal from the torture I put it through over the past two months.
My Dr. even warned me - he told me they shoot horses like me :)