I was very happy after the Chicago Marathon to know that I would be seeing my Podiatrist a few days later. As I said before, I knew that I had undone all his hard work during the race. I didn’t need him to tell me, but the ultrasound of the tendon confirms it. Validation is always nice even when it’s not good news.
On top of that, I had been ignoring pain in my right foot. I’d been ignoring it because I had dealt with it before in my left for a year or so ago. Plantar Faciitis. But since I was going, I had him take a look at it. Yup another validation. Although the hobbling around was a big clue. At least that he was able to give me a Cortisone shot for that.
I had to laugh though because he’s like heat the left foot for the tendon, but ice the right for the Plantar Faciitis. Talk about running hot and cold!
I have to say that it is nice to have a Podiatrist that understands the anatomy or a runner and explains thing too. Anyway, he then goes on to ask about my upcoming schedule. I am supposed to do the Runner’s World Grand Slam in two weeks (26.2 over 3 days). He then proceeds because he knows how us runners can be to ask if maybe I could not run for the whole next week or so and not do the race because in the long term it won’t be good for my feet.
“Rest is the best thing.”
Well at least this also validates all the pain that I was in in Chicago.
I could do with a little less validation:)