Well I went to the doctor yesterday for my foot. After he took one look at my foot and saw the bruising and tenderness, he said "we need to get you in for an x-ray, and I don't think it's going to be good...." Not exactly the words you want to hear your doctor say.
The good news is that the doctor didn't see a stress fracture in the x-ray, but he did say that sometimes a stress fracture won't show up for a couple weeks because it's so microscopic. He diagnosed my injury as a deep bone contusion, whatever that is..... I'm still trying to figure out how I injured myself....the only thing I can think is maybe I landed on a sharp rock and hit my foot on it just right. There a couple of spots where I run that there are some larger rocks along the shoulder of the road. Might be that. Might not. I don't know.
Anyway, the doctor said I can't run (or play basketball) for 2 weeks, so I am going to change my fitness routine to try to include elliptical or spinning. Anything that doesn't put stress or pounding on my foot. I also want to use this time to work on my core. He said if it still hurts after that two week period, I'll need to come back for another x-ray, to see if there really is a stress fracture. If not, I can start my running training again. If it is, then I'm off for another 4 weeks. Either way, since the OKC Half isn't until April, I should have plenty of time to get back on track with my training plan.
ChicRunner is giving away a book on eating healthy, called Eat This, Not That, check it out on her blog to enter to win!