Firstly poor you. A dog knocked me off my bike 6 weeks out from London last year and caused me to miss the race. A regular injury I could have handled, but something so stupid made me really hacked off (I've been banging on about it ever since!).
I would get an xray and see a physio as you really dont want to do any long term damage. The race might seem like everything now, but I promise that it's not. Firstly you are unlikely to run the race as well as you could if you are properly injured and chose to bury your head in the sand and hope. Secondly, there are other races, other months and years. As someone else said, there are lots of little bones in the foot, so you should check one isnt broken.
Assuming you are ok to run the race, but need to rest it now, can you aqua run instead of swimming? Swimming is much better than nothing, but aqua running would be better than running. You'd need to get yourself a belt.
Good luck. I know how it feels when you are on the rollercoaster of 'can I/cant I' and it sucks
Lotte - it will probably seem flat to you then. The count down bands are good, but you need to remember to shed one at each lap, otherwise you mess the whole thing up. You need a system to make life easy for keeping track as that jelly brain that appears in long distance racing makes 2+2 difficult. Just make sure that the race either supplies the bands, or even better, you bring your own. At least you can get some that fit ok.
Good luck for Sunday Caro. Hoggle, hope you have a nice weekend. Sometimes you have to put yourself first.
Sweep wasn't the nicest thing I've ever had but, as I said to the midwife, it's nothing compared to having a baby. Only one or two up from having a smear really. I thought it had kicked something off yesterday but I'm still here... waiting... I am 2 weeks overdue on Thursday so at least the end has to be in sight. Does this baby not know I have races to start training for?!
CC - I hope the running goes ok and those niggles stay away.
Brookie - really enjoyed the race report and read it with great envy. I can completely understand about your feeling of the pre-children you. After I had G, i did a few races that summer. I was awful in some of them, my times were terrible (yours arent!) but I was so happy to be doing something that felt like me and also seeing the improvement. It's a really good sign that you finished so strongly.
Lotte - Cyclopark info...Good points - it's nice and small so good for support and a feeling of being in to together with everyone there. It's also easy to pick up your drinks/nutrition as they left tables out near the start line. I did a 4h30 marathon and was lapping in roughly 15 mins so i never needed to carry stuff with me. Parking nice and close to the start and an undercover area to get changed in before and after the start. Other points (I wont say bad points as they arent really) - It's very twisty, turny. I thought I was doing a great job of taking the racing line and ironing out the corners but my garmin measured 26.8 miles or similar when I crossed the line. I know they arent 100% but others in the race measured less with their garmins. If I really did run an extra 1/2 a mile, thats about 5 mins at my pace. Also I had trained for Edinburgh (i didnt do it as I had a stomach bug which is why i did this race) so I had trained for flat as a pancake terrain. It's not hilly but it's certainly not flat. Assuming you guys race the same way (clockwise), there is a reasonably sharp downhill bit and then a reasonable climb back to the start line. It depends on what you are used to though. I've always lived and run in really flat areas. I read some of the race reports after and some people felt that the race was flat and I found it hillier than i was expecting. The multiple laps bit didnt really bother me although I was glad I took the count down bands that they issued as my garmin readings alone would have confused me.
TT - you are right about the phone stalkers, I know they only care. My husband said the same thing to me last night... that was until my sister started phone stalking him today
CM - the therapy sounds v positive and I hope you are feeling better.
Hoggle - it's hard to know what is right and wrong as they are all different. When we decided to go for it, we moved Georgia straight to pants and took her out of nappies. She didn't get it at all for a few days, then pooed herself every day for a week and then the something kind of clicked. We were told to stay away from pull ups or nappies as they are confusing but I did use them sometimes on long car journeys. I bought cheap packs of pants from Primark and either washed or chucked them, depending on how bad they were. I think you can buy slightly absorbant pants which may help, kind of terry towelling type. I didnt get any though.
Brookie, I hope the legs weren't too stiff and you are feeling suitably pleased with yourself.
The weather is just lovely, perfect for a run. Sadly I have a sweep booked in at the midwife instead... I dont have much faith in this clinic as they constantly look like they are in shock and have no idea what is going on.