I’ve spent the past few weeks not running or playing tennis. This made me sad.
I stopped because my foot hurt, and it wasn’t getting better. A trip to the doctor confirmed that it was not a stress fracture, which is good, but I have been under orders to rest it. So there’s been a lot of sitting on the couch and taping bags of ice to my sock (it is hard to balance ice on the top of your foot!). (And more swimming and strength training than usual.)
Last week I went for a walk, and that felt ok, so yesterday I played tennis. Lost miserably as usual, but my foot didn’t hurt. Just as a precaution I iced it afterwards, but maybe it’ll be ok for tennis now.
I’m still avoiding running, since I want to add things back slowly. I don’t think I can do the 10k that I’m signed up for at the end of April. I hadn’t worked up to running that far, and with having to take a few weeks off and wanting to start again slowly, it’s just not going to happen.
At least my swimming’s improving.