The best part (not really) was that Drew and I had just arrived in New York City. We had only been in our hotel room for maybe ten minutes. Really???!!!
|Pretty isn't and it only got worse as I continued to walk and run|
I would like to say that no one should continue with the activities that I did after breaking a toe. A broken toe requires rest, elevation, ice, pain medication if needed, and lots more rest. Walking lots and running are definitely not advised!
I ignored all that and walked approximately 6-8 miles each day. I tried to wear my sneakers, but they squished my toe too much so I had to wear my flip flops. That left my toe very exposed and I was very careful when we were near people. With the exception of Thursday night I still wore my heals out at night. Seriously, I was in NYC with my hubby and I wanted to look good. Dumb, but true and I liked my new shoes! I obviously walked slower and had to alter my gait, but I did not miss a thing. I still saw everything I hoped to see!
As for running, I did that too. On Friday, I decided to try to run maybe three miles in Central Park. Having not looked a park map very closely I just ran without really knowing where I was going. I took a right turn at one point which took me up to 102nd street. We stayed on 57th street. I ended up running 8.5 miles completely without planning to do that and my foot ached so badly by the time I was finished. I could not run paces anywhere near what I like to run. I was so thankful to be running that it did not bother me too much. However, I was bummed some because it was perfect running weather.
Saturday I ran again, but my foot was in wrenching pain so I called it quits after 3.5 miles. Either way, I did it. I really wanted to run in Central Park and I did two times. I was so thankful my foot gave me that.
I paid the price for running those two days with increased swelling and bruising, but to me it was worth it. I can walk slowly anywhere!
Now, I have not run since Saturday afternoon and I really want to run. I might try tomorrow. We shall see. I know I need to look at the big picture, but that is sometimes very hard. The swelling is much better and the bruising is better. It still hurts and I know I must be careful.
Still, no regrets!!