30 Weeks Pregnant
In spite of another (and I hope FINAL) snowstorm, Monday's run went as planned. Thankfully, it being late March, even a lot of snow doesn't stick around for long and I got to run in the evening when the roads and trails in the park were clear - although it was cold and still sleeting outside. I admit I felt a bit tired, but at 30 weeks pregnant, when don't I feel tired?
|Photo Credit - Faith Laces|
I wasn't in great pain afterwards, but I definitely knew something was wrong. My last 'injury' happened in January. I woke up one morning with pain along the outside of my right foot that I could't explain. It seemed to develop overnight and out of nowhere. I continued to run and the pain moved to my ankle. For an entire day I could barely walk. For two days I limped and wasn't able to run for a week. At least this time I could figure out what caused the problem.
Last week I got a blister on the ball of my left foot, which caused me to under pronate, or in other words when my foot landed the impact was being absorbed by the outer side of the foot and putting more stress on my lower leg, especially to the peroneus longus muscle.
I knew I couldn't run on it without risking the pain moving to my ankle so I took the next 3 days in a row off to rest it, which seems to have worked. I was able to run without causing any pain on Saturday and Sunday, but I kept the runs short.
Here's hoping this next week will be pain AND snow free!