Injury update

I haven’t been blogging much lately because without running, I don’t have much to say. I mean I could tell you all the mundane details of the daily life as a stay at home mom of an almost 3 year old, but that might get boring. One funny anecdote, I’ll give you is this – last night when hubby got home from work, he noted that I was especially talkative. That was the moment I realized I hadn’t talked to an adult all day, except for the check out lady at the grocery store. My husband found this quite humorous.

I’ve still been going to the chiropractor twice a week to help with my ankle. It’s gotten a tiny bit better but I still have soreness on the inside of my ankle that refuses to quit. I’ve been keeping up with walking – with my little man in the stroller for extra resistance plus lots of entertainment of course. I’ve tried running a handful of times while on my walks. By tried, I mean I literally tried to run for like 5-10 seconds and the pain came on pretty strongly. Stupid ankle.

I’m fine with not running for the rest of my pregnancy. I’m not happy about it, but I’ll survive. I’d like to at least start fantasizing about races next year, but I can’t. What if this injury sticks around into 2013? I might lose my mind if that happens. It’s hard not to feel so pessimistic when I’ve had this thing for so many months now – not that I did myself any favors by ignoring it and continuing to run for several of those months.

I should probably stop googling “posterior tibial tendonitis and running” like every single day. I’m not liking what I find. I keep reading stories of people that have had this for months, and worse – people who have had it for YEARS. Ugh. I never felt even the slightest twinge from this tendon before this injury came on. Whyyyyyy does it have to be so persistent now?

Okay, I’ll stop whining now.

This weekend, we took Zain apple picking.  We’ve gone every year since he was born (and every year before that too), but I’d say this the first year that he really enjoyed it.  He loved picking apples and putting them in his bag.  He did keep remarking that his bag was heavy, but when we offered to carry it for him, he’d say “No, I got it!” Too cute.

Apple picking fun

Yesterday, I made applesauce with a bunch of our apples.  I’m usually not a fan of applesauce, but homemade applesauce is awesome.

Applesauce in the making

Applesauce in the making

I like it best when it’s warm and still a little chunky with cinnamon sprinkled on top of course

Happy running to all of you non-injured runners out that that I’m insanely jealous of! :)


  1. robinbn says

    I love homemade applesauce. Yum.

    And while it is SO hard to take a break. It is only temporary. Your baby will be here before you know it and your body will remember how to feel normal again. Take care!

  2. says

    I feel your pain. I am currently recovering from a stress fracture. I haven’t been able to run since August and can’t run until Thanksgiving!!
    Now I need to go and make some homemade applesauce :)

    • says

      I feel your pain. I am at home with a stress fracture in my tibia. I am not able to put any weight on my left leg which is outfitted in a lovely ‘walking’ boot! Walking being the ironic word of the day. I am on week 3 day 3 of recovery. I hope to be walking again in the next 3 weeks and running in the next 4 months. Fingers crossed!!!!

  3. Danielle says

    I love homemade apple sauce I made it with the apples my fiance and i picked too! Im so sorry about your injury! hope it gets better!

  4. Kara says

    I’m so sorry that your ankle is still bothering you! I hope by the time you want to run after the baby that it will be 100% better!

  5. says

    I just had surgery for a peroneal tendon tear. I had pain for 4 years, no idea where the injury came from. I tried KT tape for months, and it helped at first but couldn’t keep up with the pain. I finally started going in for cortisone shots, and when those didn’t work I could FINALLY get an MRI. Stupid insurance process. I had surgery last Thursday and REALLY hope to be running again this summer :-/
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