Bad news comin’ atcha.
My first college friend got married this weekend! Nicole Mason is now Nicole Kroul (Nikroul as we like to call her), so congrats to Nicole and Matt Kroul!
No, that’s not the bad news yet.
Anyway, at one point in the night, I broke out my smooth dance moves. I’m not a heel wearer so I took them off immediately after dinner. While dancing in my bare tights, another woman landed right on my 2nd smallest toe…with her very large, pointy, heavy heel.
I woke up yesterday morning with 5 swollen toes, one of them very black and blue. A day later…I can still barely walk on it. I iced it yesterday and I’m icing it again as I type, along with using the RICE method (Rest–Ice–Compression–Elevation).
Moral of this post? Never take a dance floor without shoes. Ever.
The 2nd moral of this post? This is putting a damper on my marathon training! I had a 12-mile run scheduled for Saturday. Because of the wedding, last week I moved all my workouts up a day and was planning on running the 12 on Friday. But turns out, mother nature thought Wisconsin hadn’t received enough snow this winter and she dumped it on us. My office even closed early on Friday!
So of course, I couldn’t run outside. And of course I’m not going to run 12 miles on a treadmill. So I ended up biking 24 miles and calling it a day. I figured I’d just make it up and run the distance today (Monday). Well, now we’re back to my toe injury story.
I’m going to have to take a few days off running and wait for the toe to heel. I don’t want to go to the doctor for fear he’ll tell me it’s broken. Any tips/advice from runners? Is this going to hurt my training? Anything you can give me is appreciated!