May 26, 2008

Treadmill Test Trot

Since our last episode, I've been nursing a sore left foot as a result of tendonitis of the extensor digitorum longus muscle (self diagnosis) after a short barefoot run last Thursday. The ice and NSAIDs seem to have helped tremendously, and after 3 days of biking, strength training, and planting flowers, I went for a test trot on the treadmill today. Decided on the treadmill simply because it would be easy to bail out at any time if things didn't go well.

Foot is still a little sore and stiff, especially first thing in the morning. I could feel it slightly when I first started running, but it wasn't painful and I didn't take any meds this morning (which could mask any discomfort). Went 3 easy miles with no problems. Now I'll just have to wait and see how it responds later.

Good sign :)

PS> Thanks to those who sacrificed for our country.

EDIT: Foot's getting sore again a few hours after running. More ice.

1 comment:

Runnin-from-the-Law said...

Hope the foot heals quickly Kel! I didn't make it to the Runnin In The Ruff course this weekend - but got some decent runs in around Mille Lacs.