Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Ow, my foot...

I got beaten up by a girl on Sunday. I never saw her coming, but she just totally leveled me. I actually thought my foot was broken for about a day. It was a scary shade of purple and all swollen on one side.

I didn't run Monday or Tuesday. Hell, I could barely walk Monday or Tuesday. But, Cherry Blossom is 4 days away, so I tried to go for a little run today. I did 4 miles, and I felt ok, but my foot is still sore. She really messed me up. Luckily, the soccer game I have Sunday after the race is the last game I have until the end of April, which means I won't have any more games between Sunday evening and April 22nd, which is the next 10 miler I'm running.

So, note to self -- soccer is not low impact. I should know that by now, having played for like 25 years. But apparently I'm just a little slow...

Edited 2007/03/29: At Danielle's request, here's the picture of my foot. (All the bruises on my foot and ankle were the result of this one contact)

6 comments:

Danielle said...

You should totally link to the nasty photo :-)

Audrey said...

I have SO been there-with soccer injuries that interfere with running and it totally SUCKS. i asked one long-term runner how he stayed uninjured. the answer: avoiding contact sports for his whole life. BOOO!! and not always an option if running wasn't your initial love.

anyway, sending healing vibes your way...

Joe said...

Danielle: I put a link up, but figured the picture was a little odd to just have up. This way, people can not have to look if they don't want.

Audrey: I could never give up soccer, either. It's totally my first love, too.

Laurie said...

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I should have known better to look at the picture. Thanks for ruining my dinner!

I hope it heals up quickly for your race.

Audrey said...

omg. that's the worst bruise i've ever seen. i can't believe it's not broken. omg, yes, for the love god ICE!! you are a rockstar for running this week.

Al Dimond said...

Yeah, that's pretty much why I stop playing all other sports within three weeks of a race. It really helps that running is my first love and not Frisbee.

Yeah, it's definitely pretty hardcore to be running a race on that foot. Good luck!

EDIT: wow, the last few image captchas have been ridiculously hard... either that or I'm just going blind...