I had a slight soreness on the outside of my foot this past weekend, nothing worth mentioning but enough that I gave it some massage and ice. My long run on Sunday didn't improve the situation I'm quite sure. With just a tweek of soreness, I did a short recovery run on Monday morning... and that's when it became a problem. As the day grew on, the soreness grew into an irritating pain. I've been wobbling around ever since.
My very professional Google research has determined it to be a strain in the peroneal tendon, which wraps around the underside of your ankle bone (on the outer side). I've never heard of it before, but let me tell you this... you need it for running and walking.
I'm confident to say that with rest/ice as the (again very professional) Google research says, it will be fine... Although maybe not in time for Sunday's Little Rock Marathon. It could be a glorious day (weather looks super awesome!)... or an incredibly painful one for me. I'm reaching for straws right now (I have 4 days!). My mom mentioned soaking it in Epsom Salt. Have you ever heard of the healing power of magnesium sulfate? I'm going to give it a try, along with continued rest and ice... and then somehow try to stay sane. Not running this week is absolutely driving me CRAZY.
So send those healing prayers my way please...