Well, my foot’s gotten hurt. And I got the official results from my orthopedist today.
It’s a sprain!
For a hot second, we thought it was a stress fracture, but the MRI has told us it’s actually a sprain. This is the 3rd time in my life I’ve sprained this ankle. So, maybe I have a weak ankle! Looks like my dreams of Olympic figure skating might be crushed. (I’m kidding, of course. I don’t really think I’m gonna be an Olympic figure skater, but “I, Tonya” is still on my mind because it’s such a fantastic movie.
Anyway! I’m hurt. Got a sprain. They recommended physical therapy and said I should consider using my crutches for a while.
So, how’d it happen?
I don’t have some amazing, or harrowing, or tragic story. I think it was just general overuse. Maybe I twisted it in a weird way at some point.
I’ve been limping at the end of races for months now – always with this ankle hurting. And I just figured it was the general “marathoners limp.” People are mildly limping all the time because their muscles are tired and maybe they’re slightly undertrained. I didn’t think it was all that big of a deal.
But being that one very specific part of my body always hurt the most and that it was hindering my races and making them progressively more painful, I should’ve seen a doctor sooner.
And now I have. And here we are.
So, what does an injury mean for the end of Project 882? Well, I’m definitely gonna finish it. Don’t worry. And I’ll explain more about how in an upcoming post! 🙂