Not just the dangers of shoes, but th dangers of not listening to the feedback that your body give you.
I ran the Fellsman and was asked to shoe up, and after just 4 miles, due to the wet conditions, my shoes had pressed long enough on the top of my for to begin some soft tissue damage. 16 miles later and I’d refused to listen to the signal of pain, and after finishing and removing my shoe, the damage done was visible. One huge, red, soft lump.
Monday followed Sunday and the swelling spread throughout my foot. The ankle joint creaked when I flexed my foot up or down. Serious RICE time, a trip to Buxton Physiotherapy Clinic, serious tissue work by Nick Allen and the swelling is subsiding.
Still, how do I cope with the inability to train for my summer challenge?
Body weight WOD making good use of my Swiss ball to remove the weight from my foot.
Here’s the drill:
5 pull ups
10 press ups (feet on Swiss ball)
10 sit-ups (feet on Swiss ball)
30 second plank (feet on Swiss ball)
30 second side planks (both sides and feet on Swiss ball)
3 sets with 10s rests
The side planks really work on activating he core and the glute medius that is often the cause of ITB problems when it tires.
Fingers crossed, the icing, raised foot and flexing of the ankle joint speeds up the healing process and I’m back to running and working on more running focused conditioning.
Yet another lesson learnt. Listen and fix sooner. Don’t push through as you’re proving just one thing….
You can get injured just like everyone else!
So, what do you do if you are injured and can’t do your normal activity?