Sorry folks, I'm out! Finding when I run I'm then in pain for a day or two; informal chat with physio last night at Pilates and she reckons it's sesamoid connected. Got a proper appointment on Friday but I've been told to rest for a week initially. Here's hoping its short term.
I was bitten by an insect one evening late in the week. As always, I reacted and it swelled up, so didn't think that much of it. I then did a long run on Saturday and the swelling and redness grew. Popped in past the chemist to get some antihistamine and she asked to see it. Told I had to go straight to the emeregency GP service - felt a bit of a fraud and asked if it could wait until Monday; told NO! When I got there, the GP gave me a hefty dose of antibiotics, drew around the large swelling and gave instructions to head to A & E immediately if the swelling or redness travelled further. Moral of the story - take antihistamines sooner and don't run if your leg swells up!
On another occasion we had a bird themed run for a friend's hen do, so I went as a seagull. Part way round the local parkrun, I felt a nipping on my shoulder. Damn, a pin's sticking into me was my initial thought. I then realised there were no pins in this part of my costume and lifted the 'wing' to discover a wasp stinging me! I'm terrified of wasps (and convinced I'll die of anaphylactic shock if stung) so to say the air turned blue is an understatement! I lived to tell the tale
Sounds tough Juggler, but a great time all the same!
We're on hols in the Lakes just now so no running. On the upside, I saw the osteopath before we came here and she reckons it's misdiagnosis re my foot & thinks I've strained the tendons; said she'd expect more clicking or crunching if it was arthritis of any sort. She did acupuncture for me and it felt better yesterday and today looks more like a normal toe (less swollen) today, although walking loads it is getting stiff. Seeing her again on return so hopefully be sorted soon.