Run. Dog. Cat. Cat. Me.

Everything you need to know about running and life and any other random crap I find bouncing through my mind like a ping pong ball. And always be sure your shoes are happy.

What a difference a day makes. Or, part of a day. Or, part of a morning.

The Smackdown Wagon ran me over this morning after my happy, positive post.

sad kitten

This is proof to me that resolving to be positive and upbeat is stupid and sure to lead to disaster and disillusionment.  I’m pretty sure googling 50K training plans prior to my run this morning did nothing to divert the Bad Luck Fairy hovering over my head waiting to strike, with Fate winging it in the background just in case Bad Luck Fairy took a swing and missed.  Or just in case Fate is feeling particularly like a bitch right now and wanted to do some slapping when BLF got done with her hits.


Pain Level 5 – There’s a little man in my 3rd metatarsal using a jackhammer and he has a friend helping him.

I guess my original thought – that my foot was swollen and sore from 7 hours in a pair of pumps (I KNEW I should just wear my Toms and ask the photogs to focus knees and above) – was, actually …


… and what I had talked myself out of for the past three days was not a serious case of negative thinking, hypochondria or making a big deal out of nothing but is, instead, a stress fracture of the 3rd metatarsal and apparently the little men in my foot with the jackhammer intend to hang around 6 – 8 weeks.  My run started out so well, too, basically pain free – you  cannot call an occasional piriformis ping “pain”.  It was a lovely morning, I felt strong and loose, having the best run I’ve had in weeks, maybe months.  Just lovely, centered, feeling strong, feeling lined up, feeling my feet hit the ground and spring back up.

At mile two the sore spot on the top of my foot started to feel like a sore spot at the top of my foot.  At 2.5 the sore spot started to feel like an extremely sore spot that wanted me to stop and sit down.  Being a mile from home that was not optional but foot did not care, and at 2.75 foot said screw you lady and started screaming. I limped 3/4 mile home which took about 25 minutes and hurt more with each step.  I called my favorite podiatrist and before noon I was in his office, strapped into a boot and being told I would be doing exactly NO.THING. until he sees me again in 2-1/2 weeks.

This means all the plans I recently made after I cancelled the other plans I’d previously made will now have to be cancelled.  I’m pretty sure I feel a little bit like crying but it also feels a lot like watching a train wreck in a movie.  You know it’s coming, you know they’re going to hit and all you can do is watch and wait, other than the fact that I can’t change the channel and of course you could if you were watching a movie.  Which I’m not.  I’m pretty sure I’m kinda pissed at fate right now but I’m also feeling kinda smacked down and don’t really feel like tempting fate any further at this point, because I’ve done so for over a year now and it doesn’t look like I’m winning.

So once again I prove you can’t argue with fate and if you’re sitting here with a busted foot it’s not going away.  Just like labor and delivery, once that baby starts it’s not stopping so you can fight it as much as you want or you can try to shut up and take what comes.  I’m not so good at that but at least it looks like I’m going to get a chance to practice, right?

Single Post Navigation

4 thoughts on “What a difference a day makes. Or, part of a day. Or, part of a morning.

  1. Oh no!!! I hope you heal quickly I’m so sorry to hear about your stress fracture! Sending lots of healthy vibes your way!

  2. Oh NO!!! Oh Terri. 😦

    • SO weird. I texted Lucia and she was incredulous, she’d really worked hard on my feet just yesterday and it didn’t hurt at all. Then, in the space of about 2/10ths of a mile this morning, BAM. Obviously I seriously overdid things. Time to sit back and chillax I guess.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

In my own words

Noli timere

The Science of Sport

Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

It's A Marathon AND A Sprint

And a 10K and a 200 Mile Bike Ride and an Obstacle Race and Anything Else We Find!

The Paper Kind

Creative living.

Running On Healthy

Living Life Healthy, Fit, and Happy

Ash Rae Eining Yoga

Diving into the wonderful world of Yoga, Peace, & Wellness.


Just. Take. Another. Step.

Be Happy, Be Kind & Be Loving

A great site

Pages and Stories

Reflections on Writing, Traveling, and Food

Morning Story and Dilbert

Inspiring, Encouraging, Healthy / Why waste the best stories of the World, pour a cup of your favorite beverage and let your worries drift away…

Living the Life

Staying spirited (while attending college): happy thoughts on the happiest time of your life

Trek Ontario

Hike | Camp | Canoe | Snowshoe | Geocache | ...

Chocolate Covered Race Medals

Where I race to the chocolate bar

Exchanging Words

Everything about Anything

Wake up and Live!

Everything you need to know about running and life and any other random crap I find bouncing through my mind like a ping pong ball. And always be sure your shoes are happy.

Marc Hemingway

Trying to keep track of my life (and my life on track)

Midwest Sweet Tea

A movement towards balance and self-discovery.

pipe down piper

I'm tired and I'm hungry.

Looking to God

Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness. (Matthew 6:33)

Fatness to Fitness

Practical strategies for making a lifestyle change.

Run5kaday's Blog

Daily distance running adrenaline!

hungry and fit

A young couple focused on great workouts and feasting well -- all on a low budget!

Top 10 of Anything and Everything - The Fun Top Ten Blog

Animals, Gift Ideas, Travel, Books, Recycling Ideas and Many, Many More

Mountains to Mats

The Modern Art of Muay Ski-Jitsu...

Philly Tales and Trails

Running adventures through the City of Brotherly Love

Spread Positive Vibes. Give Love. Be Happy.


awe, humility, hope and a few other things I might notice


A great site

Hollis Plample

draws comics

borscht and babushkas

mostly adventures from peace corps ukraine

The Better Man Project ™

△ empowering people with the ideas, tools and resources they need to thrive △


Just another site

The Fit Wanderer.

forever wandering

Jello Legs

My love hate struggle with running

Bucket List Publications

Indulge- Travel, Adventure, & New Experiences


Passions For Books, Writing and Music-however it manifests itself

Sure you can run that far, but why?

The story of my first half-marathon


The work and activities of a writer/bargee


Follow me as I go from beginning trail runner to ultra marathoner! Dreaming of running a 100 miler ...

%d bloggers like this: