I knew it was coming. In fact, I could envision the exact thoughts the doctor was thinking. I could almost see them forming in his mind.
I started to tense up. My heart was beating loudly in my chest. My defenses were on alert.
I was at the dermatologist Wednesday because of a blister on top of my toe. I developed it after the 25K on Sunday. It popped but it’s really, really painful whenever I walk. And when I run, well…it’s even worse.
It seems kind of silly a BLISTER is making it hard to run when I know of so many others who have far worse conditions that prevent them from running.
It’s almost embarrassing even writing about this.
The doctor’s words finally came out, as I knew they would. “You’d probably better not run for awhile. Otherwise, it will just keep getting irritated and take a very long time to heal.”
Not run…because of a BLISTER??? Are you SERIOUS???
And then, of course, I just HAD to ask the question that I already knew the answer to.
“Doctor, are you a runner, by any chance?”
But really, it’s okay. I’m thankful it’s just a blister.
Last fall, I had another type of problem on top of my foot. I resolved it by cutting a hole through my (expensive) sneaker with a pair of scissors, just so I could run pain-free. Running in the rain wasn’t so pleasant during this time, but it was far better than the other option—not running at all. Hmmm. Perhaps I will need to do this again if this blister doesn’t heal fast enough.
I did not run Wednesday, which is the day I’m writing this blog. Maybe I will take a few days off from running. Kathy says as long as we follow 90% of our marathon training plan, we should be fine. This little setback should not have a negative impact on my training.
I will make up what I missed by the end of the weekend. I have confidence.
Stay tuned for an update.
Enjoy your weekend!