I thought at first my shoes were laced up to tight. You know that uncomfortable feeling on the top of your foot when your shoes are laced up too tight? I stopped and loosened up the laces a couple of times, but the nagging pain on the top of my foot never quit went away. Jump ahead a couple hours in that day.. last Wednesday.. and I had sat on the floor doing some laundry, sitting on my foot for part of it when I got up it hurt so much I had to hobble around for a bit.
Thursday and Friday at work it hurt a little. Saturday and Sunday over the weekend I didn't run. Saturday I did do the elliptical for 35 minutes, but cut it short due to the nagging foot pain. This morning I am admitting it may be more serious than I wanted to accept. I am thinking it may be a stress fracture.
I may be smiling in that picture, but I am so not smiling right now.
How did this happen? I got a pretty good idea. I received a pair of Skora shoes to try out. I have run in them twice, the second time was the Monday before and I ran 5 miles, mostly on pavement and I remember not being in love with them at the time for how hard it felt like my feet were pounding. Even when I tried to float like a butterfly. I changed my shoes out at five miles and ran nearly 7 more for a total of 12 miles. No pain that day, just two days later when I ran. That is the only thing I can think of that I did different.
My plan... no running, no half marathon in two weeks (insert huge sad pouty face here) See a doctor. Back to yoga, cycling. cross training, and sucking it up.