I woke up at 6 and before even getting out of bed, my peroneal tendon(s) was aching and sore. I have no idea what I did this week, but something really aggravated it. Could it be my 16 mile run last weekend? HA, probably. But it wasn't so bad after I did it. It wasn't so bad really until this morning. Is it because I had a couple of glasses of wine last night?
Regardless, I'm taking it easy today and not doing my 18-mile run. Which SUCKS.
SUCKS. SUCKS. SUCKS.
I have been dealing with this injury for over a year now. It got a bit better - obviously, it got better to the point where I can run 16 miles on it. But it's not all-the-way-better, which is what I would have expected by now. Why is it so sore? What did I do so incredibly incorrectly that it never healed? I use compression on it almost every day. I ice it for a few minutes after the long runs to prevent any major swelling (which I haven't noticed any), and I have been taking Naproxen occasionally as well to keep the inflammation at bay since I started running longer. I have also been stuffing myself with all the healthy fruits and veggies I can manage, eating big handfuls of spinach every day. I've even been drinking tart cherry juice and eating handfuls of dried tart Montmorency cherries because that's supposed to be this inflammation-inhibiting wonder-food. WHEN IS THIS GOING TO IMPROVE?
Do I still have tearing or did the tearing heal? Is it JUST tendinitis? Is it still tenosynovitis? I spelled that right on the first try, so take that, world.
Am I even going to be able to do this marathon?? I mean, will I ever be able to do another ultra?
I'm going to have to revisit my orthopedist even though I think he's useless. Sorry that's just how I feel. He forgets me every time. He hasn't been able to offer any timeline for when it might get better. This would be a perfect time to rant about how all doctors are useless, but that's a long rant and better if I don't work myself up.
I have the Griffith Park Trail Half Marathon #2 in 3 weeks... and I should be ok, but I really need to get in some hiking before then. I would love to go for a nice hike today, but maybe something light instead and a nice hike tomorrow morning. I'm acutely aware that I've been biking and wondering if the bike can make my tendon worse. This is a good question for a doctor, right? I'll just have to see if he can answer it.