I've done it now.
I've gone and injured myself. Right at the end of half marathon training, no less.
It would appear I have peroneal tendonitis in my right foot. Treatment? Rest. Take ibuprofen. Stop running. Hope.
I missed a 10 mile race this past weekend. No way was I going to run it and risk not being able to run the half. My husband ran it. I was there cheering him on.
I'm not going to lie....there were tears in my eyes when the race started. I was sad and angry. I stood along the fence line near the end of the race and clapped for runners, encouraging them to finish the last few minutes strong. It was hard. I was supposed to be running with them. It was a weird feeling. I still don't like running. In fact, I'd say I really do not enjoy it at all. But damn it! I'm in training and I was supposed to be out there...even if I knew I was going to be hating it and complaining the whole way I still wanted to do what I said I was going to do. I wanted to run 10 miles.
I tried to cure my blues by wandering through Goldy's Locker Room. I did buy 2 wee little shirts for friends who are having babies this summer. It made me feel a little better. And JT finished in 1:37, which is way faster than I would have ran it, so at least I knew I wasn't slowing him down. He finally was able to run a race at his own pace. He is a sweetheart and runs all of our races with me, so I don't get discouraged. He's a good motivator.
So now, I continue to rest. I'm going to try running again next week and see how my foot feels. And then I'm going to get serious about packing. (because we still haven't made the big move)
Have any of you had peroneal tendonitis before? Have you had a running injury and made it out the other side? Have you had to watch a race you were supposed to be running from the sidelines? Did anybody watch the Masters on Easter Sunday? First time I've ever watched golf.