Thursday, August 14, 2008

First run on my broken toe

Just a quick update. I did my first run this morning on my broken toe. It wasn't pretty, but I got through it with absolutely no pain. I dont think I ever put that much pressure on that part of my foot when I run.

Unfortunately though, my legs were tight and I had a slight bit of pain in my knee. I need to keep an eye on this as this has been the knee where I have had recurring overuse injuries on. I am looking through the Core Performance book, which I have read previously. I know I need to work on core strength and flexibility in order to be stronger on the bike, and it will help with my flexibility and my hip tightness on the run

5 miles 53:01 10:36/mi

21 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I'm glad you could run on the broken toe without pain. :)

Sherry said...

Whew! I'm glad you were able to run on that toe-- the picture below sure isn't pretty.

I get some pains in and around my knees every now and then as well. I'm always worried that it's going to fester into something debilitating one of these days.

BTW, thank you for the info. on the trainer. DH & I are still shopping around. He would like to get one that is portable enough to take to work with him (he works 24-hr shifts and often has to run or ride at the station just to get training in). Sooo many choices... information overload!

Ms. V. said...

See, I would have had my feet up with a cabana boy bringing me drinks. You obviously are so much more driven than me.

Erin Leigh said...

So great that it isn't going to slow you down. Take care of that knee!!

The bike fitting sounded awesome. Glad you are enjoying the bike so much.

Frayed Laces said...

so glad you can run! But.....BE CAREFUL. Really really pay attention to your body. You may be slightly altering your gait (without knowing) to avoid your toe, and that may result in other pains. So, keep that in mind.

J~Mom said...

Take care out there!!

Tea said...

You might also want to check out Ridgeline Fitness on Youtube.com. Awesome core workouts!

Mendy said...

Man, didn't know about your toe. So sorry to hear that. Hope it heals fast.

D10 said...

I agree with frayed laces, pay close attention to your body. Hang in there.

Kim said...

kev, great run with a broken toe!! hope the thing heels fast, you know what i find helps? booze.

Kim said...

p.s. i read Tea's comment way too fast. i thought she was recommending porn on redtube. i would strongly recommend redtube over youtube. heheeh!

Gotta Run said...

BROKEN TOE.... yikes!! Be careful on your new runing form while your toe heals. It can cause other areas to ache.

Nitmos said...

I step away for a few days and come back to find you all Nine Toed. The nice thing is, I think most running races will give a 11.1% decrease in your time due to the injured digit. At least, they should.

Jess said...

That's a dang good run for running on a broken toe! I think most of us would have just sidelined ourselves for a few weeks, but no, you have to show off and push through! Damn you.

cindy said...

Hope the toe heals completely soon...ouch!

Viv said...

Take it easy, Kev. Sorry just getting all cozy with ya calling ya Kev. Anywhoo get some rest you don;t want something else compensating kinda of thing and risk a more serious injury like the recurring knee rearing it's ugly head.

ShirleyPerly said...

Yay for no toe pain! But boo about the knee. I hate it when one seems to be gone and another one crops up. Glad you're not just pushing through but looking for solutions.

Wes said...

Good for you! Just be careful about sub-consciously compensating for the toe. That might be why your knee is complaining.

Stef said...

Whew I'm relieved for you about the toe. You are so proactive and aware of what your body is doing -- in reference to the knee, I'm sure you will figure it out and correct whatever needs correcting.

Marcy said...

OMG!! Be careful! Take care of that toe ;-)

RunnerGirl said...

I've been absent from blogging for awhile so I didn't know about your toe - ouch! Glad you were able to run on it, but make sure you take care of yourself!