last september, i injured my foot during my peak race. i was pretty heart broken. three weeks later, i struggled to get through another race, my foot being fickle.
i went into physical therapy.
i took about two months off of a training schedule.
i tried to change my running stride.
i went in for an orthotics consultation and had temporary inserts to use.
nearly 5 months since the initial injury, nothing has improved. so i'm finally giving in and going to a doctor. i probably should have done this in the very beginning of this mess, instead going right to pt... but sometimes we don't make the right decisions.
of course, i'm in full on anxiety mode only two weeks out from a big race and now i'm going to a doctor and who knows what they might tell me about the state of my foot and what it means for running.
but at least, i hope, i will finally have answers. and at least maybe then i will have a treatment plan that will enable me to run pain free.
here's hoping for the best!