My poor toe. I am pretty sure it’s broken. Yesterday I was walking in my kitchen and jammed it into the metal legs of the baby’s bouncy seat. I do this about 3 times a day so it was bound to result in injury at some point. That thing drives me crazy! I hopped up and down for a few seconds and took some deep breaths and figured the pain was over…but then a few hours later I noticed my toe was looking a bit lavender and it really hurt to touch it. Hmmm, perhaps it is quite traumatized, I thought…
Despite my purple toe I headed to my running club’s Women’s Training Program (WTP) that I have been participating in for the last few weeks. We meet on Monday night’s at 6:30. The program is designed for new runners and ends in a 5K race on June 25th. I know I’m not a new runner, but I wanted to participate in the program this year since I’m returning to running after baby and I thought it would be fun to run with other women on Monday nights! My hope is that next year I can help coach it. Last night we did a trial run of the 5K course. It is a nice route mostly on the W&OD trail with a couple of loops on the trail. Even with my purple toe and the ridiculous heat and humidity (summer runs at 7PM = HOT!) I ran strong and felt good, though tired, when I was done.
|after the 5K practice run…TIRED|
This morning my toe is an even darker shade of purple…might even venture to call it black & blue. I iced it a little last night and am thinking I will tape it up today. Can I just say that broken toes are annoying!!?!! I’m not going to run today and may even take a few days off if the toe continues to bother me. I don’t want it to cause other injuries.
Tomorrow is June 1 which means only a few more weeks until MCM training begins! I’m so excited, and want to be in tip-top shape when training starts. Which means broken toe needs to heal. Does anyone know how long it takes for a broken toe to heal? Arghh….