My foot was getting consistently better every week and I wasn’t too worried that it would be ok in time for Boston. I was mostly worried about fitness. But, since Monday, it’s been sore and not getting better. I don’t know why. I’m frustrated and mystified, obviously, but with nine days until the race, I mostly just want it to stop hurting in time.
Here are things I’ve tried now:
- No running (Alter-G and water running)
- Anti-inflammatory cream
- Anti-inflammatory pills
- Super intense anti-inflammatory Flector patches (I really thought these were going to make a big difference but they haven’t so far, so I’m starting to doubt that the problem is inflammation)
- Hot lasers
I’m sure there are plenty of things left to try? Just to get it to stop hurting enough for a little over three hours of running.