April 27, 2006

Weird Update

I finally sucked it up and called the doc. Appt tomorrow morning at 8am.

And then, only after my appt time was confirmed...did my ankle stop hurting...

So, i decided to test the limits and spent an hour at the grocery store...on my feet. Still no pain.

I tried standing on just that leg for a minute. Still no pain.

It's just weird.

And now I wonder....could it all just be in my head??? Like some sort of scaredy cat psychosis?? Like, if I get another injury I won't be able to run the marathon and that I'm so scared of that happening that I'm imagining pain that doesn't really exist??? Could I really be that crazy???

[you don't have to answer that.]


jkrunning--Just Keep Running said...

Try running to the doctor, maybe it will hurt then...

KT said...

You're not crazy! If nothing else, the doctor will give you a clean bill of health, right? Nothing wrong with a pre-marathon checkup.

And, worst-case scenario, if you have to wait until the next major marathon, that's not the end of the world, either. You will live to fight again another day!

Liv said...

He he okay I won't answer that ;)

I agree with kt, sucky as it seems... missing SD isn't the worst thing that could happen. The worst thing would be to really hurt yourself and endanger your future running career.

I've realized through my own injuries that there are really no shortcuts in this sport. To increase both your distance and your speed takes tons of time, tons of effort... and a lot of patience. 10% rule, X-training, strengthening, stretching, all of that stuff is important, and you can't skimp on it.

That said, I truly hope you make it to your marathon. Sooner or later, you WILL do 26.2!!!