Of course, I decided it was brilliant to run outside. Of course, I slipped. I’m 85% sure I broke my pinky toe. It is very swollen, very bruised, and ice cold. And it won’t really bend. Some sketchy google searching tells me that docs say lay off until it doesn’t bother you to run or stay off it for 4 weeks. I’m sorry but those are two very different things. If it doesn’t hurt in 2 days, does that mean it’s okay to run on a broken toe? And 4 weeks for something so tiny and not very painful or relevant to my stride seems very excessive. I have no idea. I have found sports med docs and podiatrists online who all say very different things and running forums produce all the same varying responses. BOO. Someone tell me what to do. It’s actually not that painful but it’s cold and numb. I’m obviously staying off it for the next couple days and either resting or doing non-impact things (bike/swim) but what do I do if it feels “better” after 4 days? It’s a dumb pinky toe.
Anyway…I was upset and took no photos but I have this winner from 10pm last night:
I do a lot of headstands and handstands. Obviously, I was more tired than I thought last night because I’m all swayed over and pushing my stomach out but I’ve gotten good at holding it and can do it for more than a minute now. Not as long with a handstand because I have weak little arms.
And then I made another of my favorite dinners last night (I’m on a roll with amazing food this week)…avocado pasta! The sauce is just amazing.
And not complete until you grate fresh cheese all over it. SO YUMMY. Favorite. PSA for dog owners who (like me) give their dogs little bits of people food…avocados are NOT okay for dogs, don’t give them anything with avocado on it. Mine beg for pasta all the time (and like pesto the best…is that weird?) and don’t understand why they get the occasional noodle every other time but not on avocado pasta night.
I’m going to be looking up some fun swim/bike workouts to break up the monotony of non-running for at least the next few days. Any advice on my stupid toe is much appreciated.
Dumbest injury you’ve ever had?
What’s your favorite way to make pasta?