April 19, 2009
After extensive icing, ibuprofen, and magical Japanese menthol pads (courtesy of Nurse Y.) my diagnosis is that nothing's broken! I was afraid of a dreadful stress fracture somewhere in my foot/lower leg, but my foot and toes are feeling much, much better so that seems quite unlikely. I know I should wait and see how it feels after a couple more days of TLC. I will treat the pain as a wake up call to be a bit more careful in ramping up my mileage and speed work and hill work. I also ordered a new pair of Brooks today and hope the extra cushioning of a shiny, bouncy new pair of shoes will soothe my angry right foot.