I've been trying to figure out why I'm getting pain in my feet. The only new thing I've done recently is use compression sleeves...but that's supposed to help right? Plus, I didn't use my compression sleeves yesterday when I ran :( sigh.
My friend's husband was recently diagnosed with stress fractures in his feet a week or so before his full marathon. So, of course, I start to worry about things like that when I have a new onset of symptoms that I can't otherwise explain. I didn't want to wait to get it checked out so I spent a portion of my morning getting x-rays done (bilateral ankle and feet x-rays).
I probably won't find out the results until Wednesday so I get to spend more time worrying about it. Fun.
I figured (you know...since we're so close) that I would share the pictures of my bones with you. I'm not a radiologist but I didn't see anything glaringly wrong...
Left foot and ankle
Right foot and ankle
A few months ago I attended a short intro session on Chi Running with my running group. It was a very short session so there wasn't a lot of practice time available, but the Chi Running method is supposed to help you run injury-free. Coincidentally, today I came across THIS ARTICLE posted on the Run Haven Facebook page on Chi Running...
It seems like a great concept in theory but it's harder to put into practice in reality. However, I really do want to improve my form and minimize these annoyingly persistent injuries so I'm going to try to incorporate some of the techniques I learnt in the Chi running class (and reviewed in this article).
The rest of my Monday went by relatively quickly but was filled with good news:
1. Kaiyu made her school's volleyball team!!!!
2. My little sister's fiancé is in town and came to visit...
3. I received my online nursing course assignment for the upcoming semester!!! (the online courses that I teach help fund my lengthy marathon and half marathon bucket list dreams).
4. I saw this on Instagram today and it made me smile...
so hopefully it makes you smile too...and even if this doesn't make you smile, I hope someone or something was able to make you smile today :)