Thursday, December 4, 2008

Boredom, Runner's Toe and Finals!

So I was all ready to go running on Monday after I picked up my snazzy new orthotics from my foot doc. I have NO ARCHES, NONE, COMPLETELY FLAT- thanks Dad. I find orthotics to be glorious. (I find a lot of things to be glorious). And the ones I just used for my marathon were the kind you are supposed to replace every 400 miles... well I have had them for 6 years. I don't think they were doing much- regardless I got through Philadelphia!

Anyhow, the doc saw my toe... which I did a "procedure" on Wednesday after the marathon. I took a 22 gauge (really really small) needle home and sterilized my toe, and bore that little sucker through and decompressed it- lots of gu came out! He said that my doing that probably saved the toe, but the key is... he said to go down with the needle PARALLEL with the nail bed instead of perpendicular- for any of you out there self treating your runners toe! (my needle was sterile... he didn't like the heated paper clip trend either) As it is still tender, he said to give it another 3 days before I run, or I'll just "induce more trauma." 

As disappointing as not running is, I still have work full time and two finals this week, well one down and one to go. So I suppose Monday is my new d-day for running again! Until then, back to the books. The Neuro, Endocrine, Liver, and Gastro-Intestinal System are MINE!


Anonymous said...

Good luck on your tests. I am sure you will do great. Thanks for the toe tips too! I don't usually have a problem, but if I di I'll now know what to do.

Denise said...

Yikes on the toe thing! Good luck on the tests!

N.D. said...

Yuck!!! That sounds pretty scary. Hope you'll rock once d-day comes around. Good luck with the finals coming up!!

RunToFinish said...

oh my wish I hadn't read the toe part, it's one thing to look my own goo another to imagine someone elses. :)

Laurel said...

Good luck on your tests!

As for BOMF, J is doing some research with them and that's why we decided to try and raise a little money for them while we were running.

We have been meaning to go out for a run with their group, but we haven't made it out yet. I think if you email them and just tell them you want to get involved, they would love to have you.

Hope that helps :)

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