Hobbled but not broken: an (unfocused) integrated recovery
Meanwhile, I've been keeping up the rehab. I tried icing for a few weeks and that brought tempory relief and seems to up the healing process. But sticking the foot in a bucket gets old and it's cold! I've employed a variety of excercises and stretches, which also alleviate the pain. Used anti-inflammatories as needed, but haven't had the consistency to try the seven to ten day regimen at a higher dose. Taping has also helped, perhaps more than anything. Still, though, I wake up and the foot hurts for about the first five minutes of walking around. And that's going to have to be my que. When it stops hurting in those early steps of the day, maybe then I will be able to return to some light running.
Bummer, I wanted to do some XC racing this fall and with just a couple weeks to go now that's not going to be possible. Fortunately I have a busy schedule with coaching and putting on the little XC races that I'm not missing the racing too much.
Finally, I've been cross training just enough to maintain fitness. About an hour or so a day of cycling alternating with roller skiing. Should be more dedicated to the weights, with ski season coming up--maybe in just a matter of weeks!