I love parkrun, and did volunteer initially when it happened but for the last few weeks couldn't stand for that amount of time, need one of those shooting sticks to sit on! I'm usually standing on one foot now like some sort of flamingo.
As soon as I can stand for any length of time, I'll be back. I miss seeing everyone. I think if I can be really strict with myself about rest, it will get back much quicker. Can't believe how much it has impeded on everything....
Yep, I've learnt the hard way to stop! I hate sitting around, that's why I'm in a foul mood. Realized couldn't do the cross training, swimming was making my foot cramp. Didn't occur to me that general activities would make the foot so bad like standing ironing for an hour, pushing a grocery trolley, stupid things like that. Really made a conscience effort the last few days and haven't had the pain or limping since Saturday. So, hopefully, it can start healing. But definitely tried too hard to keep some sort of fitness, think I need to let it go. Still try and do core strength activities and non weight bearing on my foot weights.
Frustrating not having a definite diagnosis, hoping the foot specialist when I get to see them can tell me. I know due to my stubborn nature, it's going to more like 12 weeks now....erghhhhh!
But feel better after reading Debra's reply, that maybe all is not lost for an autumn half marathon, and 50k is still right at the top of my bucket list. Need to look at my training and have just got a bike. Hoping this has a positive and can work on my cycling, swimming, this will push me to do new things. Cheers again.
Sorry for starting a new thread on an old theme but I'm at a bit of a low point today...it's been 5 weeks since I hurt my foot on a run and it's been getting worse, not better.
My foot suddenly felt that it gave way and I couldn't run on it. There was sharp pain but nothing too bad. Very slight swelling, gave it about 10 days to rest then tried to run again. Within 10 minutes the pain was back and if anything worse.
Saw a sports physio who said that he couldn't find anything wrong but the sharp pain might be an indicator of a stress fracture.Went for a x-ray but the results didn't show anything and the doctor was adamant it can't be a stress fracture because nothing came up on the x-ray. Waiting for an appointment to see a foot specialist, but who knows how long that will take.
Tried cross training in the first few weeks, that and life in general meant that I could hardly walk or put weight on the foot. Still got the sharp pain on the outside of the foot under the joint where the pain started, but now also pain running down from the big toe, a similar feeling to cramp.
Every time I overdo it, like walking around for too long, it hurts and I end up limping.
Just wondering what else it could be, is it a stress fracture, but it seems to be getting worse? I'm resting it and only doing a tiny bit of cycling (carefully). Just reached rock bottom today, as there doesn't seem to be an answer to what I can do to get over it. I know when I do start running it's going to be like starting again, starting with 5 minutes. Just so frustrated with it all. Any ideas appreciated.
Really sorry to hear that acdcgirl. I think I'm beginning to go towards the dark side and get a bike. Had a few friends that have had to stop running due to different injuries and they're all obsessed with cycling now.
They've been doing the hard sell on me and I'm nearly convinced. Atleast, I can get out there for long ride, no hope with running distances for a while. Think really backing off the running might help me, I know I've done too much over the last few years, social short plods it is for a while. It probably is the time to start off with barefoot running, others have really warned me about how you have to ease yourself in. They were talking minutes not miles, as well. The 10% rule was not being applied, it was way less, but a couple of them have done marathons now, so I think I need to bite the bullet.