Me and my ultra sexy foot gear.
On May 20th, I was put in a walking boot because I have a stress fracture on the top of my foot. I was really bummed out by this news. Mainly because it meant I couldn’t run one of my favorite Memphis races: Zoom thru the Zoo. I love the fact that it is a longer distance than 5ks so it makes me feel so strong when I finish it. Instead, I decided to make a sign and cheer for runners at 2 points during the race. I was one of the first signs they saw and one of the last signs. Here’s me and my sign.
I didn’t expect to get as emotional as I did watching runners cross the finish line but it really was a great, emotional experience. I loved seeing parents cheer their kids, coaches cheer their athletes at all age levels, and just the overall support of the race environment from the spectator end.
I was told by the doctor that I could do light activities as long as they didn’t hurt my feet. After walking around the zoo, I found out that walking was going to be out of the picture it just hurt.
Not running but just my daily activity got me past 10,000 steps that day but I hurt so bad that night and the next day. I don’t think I’ve gotten over 10,000 steps since that day. I also haven’t minded not getting to that number and have shifted my focus on just burning more than the 2,184 calories.
So in the past 2 weeks, I’ve done some pretty cool things being stuck in this boot. I went swimming at my friend Shelly’s pool.
We had a great time grilling out afterwards and drinking some ciders.
I experimented with my new Jamberry nail stuff.
Went to a free yoga class via a Yelp event and got some really cool swag from it afterwards as well. The class was at Delta Groove Yoga Studio which is in Overton Square here in Memphis. I absolutely love the studio. Shelly was awesome enough to go with me as she is knocking on her second trimester right now.
During this mini-adventure, I have lost 3 pounds because I’ve been a lot more careful about what I’m eating. I think also carrying around this 4 pound weight via the walking boot has helped a lot too. I’m still having some slight pain some morning when I wake up but nothing like it was. I’m hoping to get the all clear when I go back to the doctor tomorrow. Here’s hoping that he tells me that it’ll be okay to do the Harbortown 5k tomorrow since it is for the organization that I work for. Last year, the weather caused it to be a bad experience for me so I’m hoping that it isn’t the case this year. It was one of my favorite running shirts of last year and I can’t wait to see what this year’s is like.
Here’s last years:
It also had this amazing view:
Just looking at the view is getting me excited about going.
I’ll let everyone know what the doctor says!