Thanks to everyone who provided advice and insight, it was hugely helpful. Even though I've only been running for a year, I think I could develop my own injury section with the number of injuries I've dealt with so far lol.
For an actual update, I pretty much shut things down last week. I had a jog here and there just to test out my foot and by Friday I was already feeling better. I've been sticking to the ice and stretching a ton which has led to less tightness in my calves and foot.
Tonight Buster and I headed to the big park in our neighborhood to knock out a jog. Threw on my trail shoes and hit the soft grass. Foot felt great and ended up knocking out a whole mile. Completed the run in just over 8 minutes then drove home as fast I could to ice and stretch. No issues as I'm lying here getting ready for bed. We will see how I feel in the morning.
Race update...Towards the end of last year Mrs. Schlub and I signed up for a popular half marathon that attracts a ton of runners. The past medals are super cool which always makes things more enticing. Well that race is coming up this Sunday. That's right...13 miles this Sunday on a gimp foot. Good thing is that I don't have time goals because this race gets so big it's pretty much impossible to hit your goals. So this race is just for fun but I sure was worried last week with my foot issues. Depending on how my foot feels in the morning, I hope to get a few runs in this week to get ready for the race, we shall see.
When was your last injury? Did it impact any of your races??
Hello, thank you for joining me along my journey of becoming a Runner! I've always been an active guy, played sports in high school and continued into adult recreation sports after high school. As I started my family and found a career, the activity level slowly decreased. Well my Fiance had enough of our lazy ways and started on the Weight Watchers program and completely overhauled our daily meals. Step 2 was getting more active, so we decided to JOG our annual Juvenile Diabetes charity walk and actually enjoyed the activity. The month following the charity walk, we signed up for our first official 5K and had an absolute blast. From that point forward I have officially been BIT by the running bug and this is my journey to becoming a RUNNER!