But.......a couple of days ago my right foot started hurting. And if you know me at all you'll know I HATE talking about feet. I don't know why, but I do know it's genetic! :) So, this is going to be painful to write in terms of my own comfort, but I want to share with you what is happening because I said I would.
Anyway, it was hurting significantly on Monday. So, I took Tuesday off. Wednesday I went back to my 3,000 hops and reached over 8 miles! And then yesterday I couldn't put any weight on my right foot. Oh no.
Sounds like a stress fracture. Causes of a stress fracture -
"Stress fractures are caused by the repetitive application of force, often by overuse — such as repeatedly jumping up and down or running long distances." mayoclinic.comCan anyone say pogo sticking?
My husband has a medical background so I've been pounding him with questions. What if I pogo without putting much weight on my foot? What if its wrapped up? What if I do it anyway like I have been? What if it breaks and I DON'T get a cast???
Because of course, as Mr. Responsible (who I greatly respect and am thankful for), he told me to stop pogo sticking now and if I don't I'll break my foot and then I'll have to be in a cast for the rest of the summer. And wearing a cast in 90 degree weather is worse than pogo sticking in 90 degree weather.
I'm thinking maybe it's bruised and NOT a stress fracture. I did the hop test and it didn't hurt until after I stopped jumping. I bet it's not a stress fracture.
Just to make extra sure I could still pogo stick, even if it was a stress fracture, I found someone very similar to me who had a stress fracture last summer and she gave me hints on how to protect myself while still achieving my goal.
I'm going to go with her suggestions. :)
And hate every second of telling my husband if I do indeed break my foot.
It's just a foot.
Here's to 8.8 miles down and 17.2 to go.