My first half marathon was a huge success! Despite having to run 6 miles with a cramp on my left toe, I finished the half in 2 hours and 3o minutes. Not bad for my first half, right? Anyway I should have suspected that running with a cramp for 6 miles would eventually make me stop running.
Days after the Nike Women’s Half Marathon, I started experiencing the repercussions of that cramp. I ended up checking out a podiatrist, who made me walk in a stupid boot for an entire month! That was an entire month of not running! Apparently I had a stress fracture on my pinky toe and I had to lay off running so that it would heal.
Well, I followed the doctor’s orders and here I am. I’m signed up for four half marathons for 2012, and I’m sure I’ll be signing up for a couple more.
This little injury I encountered is nothing compared to what others go through. I’m back to running and can’t wait to beat my personal record of 2 hours and 30 minutes!