I have been training to run my first marathon coming up this weekend. I'd been having fun training and reaching each milestone that training for a marathon has and so excited to be reaching the end, all I had left was a 22 miler and then two weeks of tapering! And then it happened, I got injured! First it was my achilles tendon. I rested and was able to recover after a week and a half. I was feeling good as new! So I ventured into a useless 15 miler! I had already decided that the 20 miles that I did get in prior to this injury would do for my peek run, all I had to do was taper for two weeks and enjoy the ride, but then for some reason I thought that running 15 miles would be a good idea. GRRR! It was then that I came home with another injury, this time on my peroneal tendon on my OTHER foot (if you pronate outwards that is right about where your peroneal tendon sits) All the Doctor recommended was ice and ibuprofen. It's been a little over a week and I am starting to doubt I will be able to run this marathon, and kind of getting depressed about it. All I have left to try is staying off my foot for the rest of this week, which I have not been doing, I haven't been running, but I still have a house to keep and a husband and two children and a dog to take care of. My husband's being very supporting and has suggested that I stay off my foot as much as possible this week and hopefully that will speed the recovery and I will be able to run this weekend.
I guess I am posting this hoping that someone will tell me that they too recovered within days of running a marathon and were able to finish strong and well. Please, tell me it is possible!