I don’t go to the doctor very often. I have three autoimmune conditions so I roll in for blood tests once a year and for the mandatory checks that we ladies need… oh and once a year for the flu shot. Other than that I avoid visits to the doctor like the plague.
There was a cancellation at 4:15pm today so I grabbed it. I went thinking I would be sent for an xray to rule out a stress-fracture 😦
What a total joy to explain to my doctor how much I love running and her nod in total agreement! Without running, over the last years I would’ve been sent from our Dairy Farm to the Funny Farm. Running is my therapy, my friend, my joy. It has introduced me to the most wonderful people who I now call friends.
My doctor told me about her Dad. He has depression. He took up running at age 45 and it helped him to deal with his illness. According to the doctor he went from short runs all the way up to ultras and triathlons. This doctor of mine understands runners. She knows that without it her Dad would not have coped as well as he has.
What’s the problem? Highly unlikely to be a stress-fracture. Most likely plantar fasciitis. I’m going to the podiatrist but in the meantime I was advised to keep doing my exercises and foot stretches. Oh and rest 😦 Try and stay off it. How do I feel about this? It’s most likely not a stress-fracture. I’m overjoyed with this!!! Taking some time off and getting into some other forms of exercise to tide me over until I can run? I can do this knowing that my running days are not over yet.
Happy running 🙂
PS I just wish I could stop limping…it’s not a good look or a good feel.