Before I get to the womp womp wompppp stuff, here's a little bit that's been going on in my world.
New Year's Eve: Snoozeville. To me, it's the second most over rated holiday ever, behind Easter. Sorry Jesus, my a** just can't handle another Reese's egg(but my body, my bodyyyy's telling me yessssss) Wow, I totally just referenced Bump n Grind and said ass all in the same sentence with Jesus. Sorry again J! We scrambled to make plans and invited a couple people to our house last minute. Most backed out so it wasn't really a barrel of fun. I fell asleep on our couch at one, with the neighbor's dog. Am I really that person? *Note to self, re-evaluate yo life.
(One of maybe three pictures taken that night. Waste of an outfit!)
My husband started a new, much better job on Monday and I'm so happy for him
This would be him making his lunch the night before his first day on the job. Leftover honey baked ham and 23 tablespoons of mayo and the dude lost a pound over the holidays. Life is so unfair.
I am continuing to get an amazing response about Operation Red Bikini! I am so proud and thrilled that so many of you are taking the challenge and I cannot WAIT to see the results. Some of you don't have your emails attached to your blogger profiles so I cannot respond via email. I am not ignoring you! I have read all the comments, just can't say anything back. Also, I have over 45 requests on Instagram and my IG app is being weird and only letting me accept two or three at a time. Also not ignoring you, just may take a while for me to accept those requests.
Now, on to less fun things. My foot. Those of you that follow me on IG already know about my injury. So sit tight while you hear about it again.
Saturday was our 5 mile group run. I ran at 8 with my girls and while it was tough mentally, I felt fine physically. I went home, showered, and headed out to do makeup for a wedding for the next three hours (this isn't odd, as I usually go shopping for groceries or do something else on my feet after a run) Sunday and Monday I felt fine still. Monday night I got home and as I was walking around cleaning up before our guests arrives, I started feeling a dull pain on the outside of my right foot. See here:
Image courtesy of Brie Fit
I thought it would just go away but Tuesday I was miserable. I literally was walking with a limp. I started icing that bad boy Monday night, into Tuesday. I then began rolling with a frozen water bottle everywhere we went. Yesterday, I felt like it might be improving, but I work a desk job so I don't have time to move around much. I also constantly rolled a frozen water bottle all day long yesterday, so it was too numb most of the day to notice. This morning, killing me again. I went to the gym because I refused to quit moving completely. I hadn't run since Saturday (and of course I won't until the pain is completely gone) I figured I'd take it easy and use the stationary bike, putting little to no pressure on my foot. I don't know if I just did too much or if it's that bad, but my foot is feeling like it was stomped on by an overweight elephant this morning. I have
stressed myself the f out tried doing some research and emailed several of my pro-running blogger friends for advice.
I know the best thing to do is to see a doctor, but with my husband just starting a new job, we are between insurance companies right now, and won't have coverage until his paperwork is processed. I have no idea when this will be. I read that with a stress fracture, I'd have pain at the top of my foot and I don't. I also read other injuries would cause bruising. I have no bruising or swelling at all. It's also not in the same spot as Planter's so I really have no clue what the hell is going on.
I just registered for my half marathon this past weekend. It's at the end of February. As terrified as I was to run it, I am even more terrified I won't be able to. Have any of you experienced this pain with running before? Any advice or suggestions are welcome. And if you're a prayer, say a little prayer for me (I'll need extra since I probably already pissed the big guy off with the first paragraph in this post).
ETA: This will NOT affect ORB for me. I will still be counting calories and doing what I can physically. I hope you are all gettin' it in the gym or on the pavement too!