Well, my new sneakers are going back to the store TONIGHT. I’m 99% sure the pain is my foot is Metatarsalgia. That’s a fancy medical term for "the bottom of my foot is bruised due to lack of padding in my new running shoes."
Acccording to MayoClinic.com, Metatarsalgia is caused during the push-off phase of running, during which your body weight is transferred to your toes and metatarsals. Excess pressure on the metatarsals leads to inflammation and pain along the ball of your foot; and it feels just like a bruise. Although there are multiple causes, shoes with a narrow toe box or a lack support and padding also can contribute to metatarsal problems.
Did you know each foot strikes the ground 800 times for each mile you run? Whooooooooooooa!
Luckily, Metatarsalgia is not a serious condition. I just need to get better shoes and take a few days off from running.
On to breakfast….
I went a little overboard on the oatmeal toppings!
My oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 sliced banana
- Toppings: Grape Nuts, blueberries, strawberries, and unsweetened coconut
I swear there is actually oatmeal underneath all those toppings!
Time for work! Have a great day!
To my friends in the Northeast and Northwest…. STAY WARM, be safe, and watch out for that ice!
Oh, here’s my official race photo from Saturday 5.2K. Someone looks slightly pissed they were forced to run an extra 0.2k!