Friday, October 7, 2011

If you run a race and don't write about it, does it count?

I did indeed run the Fox Cities Marathon in Wisconsin, followed by the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in San Jose. I will be writing about FCM where the race was wonderful and my performance was mediocre. I probably won't write about RnR-SJ again since it was almost the same as the previous years.

Right now I'm dealing with a couple of aggravations. In addition to the ganglion cyst which doesn't seem to want to disappear by itself, I have an injury to the plantar plate on the other foot. I can run for about 2 miles without anything hurting, then it gradually gets worse and worse. The cyst will be removed in December, between races. I'm waiting for ice baths and taping (and lots of wishing) to help heal the other problem. I won't be running until my next race while trying to keep my conditioning at the top.

Have any of you experienced plantar plate injuries? How about bible cysts? Tell me your stories!