Today was doctor visit day and I was a bit nervous about what he would find. After moving things around and asking me questions, he states I am bone-on-bone with respect to the joint in my big toe and have even started to develop some arthritis there because of it. He had me walk and stand on tip-toes and also concluded my arches have collapsed, which puts a lot of extra pressure on the big toe area and will cause the shooting pains I've been feeling. So, he gave me a shot of cortisone to reduce the pain and I go back in two weeks for a follow-up appt. Hopefully this works and I can make it through the race cuz otherwise that's a lot of scrilla down the drain.
Yeah right, I'd run anyway just because that's how I roll. But I still hope this works.
He told me to take the night off from running so I'm gonna relax and do some schoolwork. I may hula hoop and take Wilson for a walk too. That's not too strenuous. It's a bit sore from the shot so hopefully it feels better tomorrow and I can get back out there. Good times!