Hello from Berlin. I have a mini update for everyone. If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen the below picture on Wednesday morning. What happened?!
Tuesday evening I was going downstairs to throw the trash away (gotta keep the fruit flies away). I was on the third to last step and, for some reason, I thought it was the last one. I stepped down, anticipating the floor, and I fell. The top left foot bore the weight of my fall. There were sharp pains, accompanied with loud screams, and I laid on the floor for about ten minutes. I got up carefully and walked upstairs to ice my foot. I told Cliff what happened and he came over to drive me to the hospital
When Cliff picked me up it was painful to put any weight on my left foot + it was swollen. We arrived at Georgetown University Hospital around 10:30PM and left over five hours later. I had multiple crying episodes (including the ugly ones) while I waited for the doctor and x-rays. The doctor said I did not have any broken or fractured bones, but I had a foot sprain. She confirmed what I did not want to hear – no running. It was okay to travel, but make sure to keep it easy on the foot.
So that is that, I am not running the Berlin Marathon. We had an option of staying home since I purchased trip insurance, but once I was given the okay to travel I knew I wanted to go. If I stayed home, I would have had a week and a half pity party. We will enjoy our vacation and cheer on my Oiselle pals (Torrie, Sheena, Tami, Lara, Jacqui, Melinda, Lena, Jessica, Stephanie). I know I will be a little sad come Sunday morning (all that training + years worth of excitement), but I would have been a whole lot sadder if I ran and further injured my foot.
Forty-eight hours later, I can put weight on my left foot and walk slowly. It is feeling a lot better, but there is some pain when I flex it or move it certain ways. I’m hoping it will feel even better in two days so I could maybe walk in the Breakfast Run (marathon shake-out event). My foot as of Friday morning (look away if you do not like bruising):
Thank you for all your kind notes, messages and texts! I was planning on sharing a countdown post that discussed logistics and details of my trip/marathon weekend, but figured an update would be more appropriate. I will share it when I return.