Friday, August 20, 2010

Long Run Sunday & a Broken Toe

It looks like our long run will take place on Saturday instead.  We're heading out to Birdshill Park for our first Try a Trail.  It will be 22 km (going by memory so this may not be entirely accurate).  Come out and join us if you are in the mood for a trail.

 I broke my toe yesterday.  And it wasn't while I was running either.  Of all the terrain we have run on, I find it amusing that this injury occurred in the safety of my own home.  I think there is a lesson there somewhere.  The Dr. told me not to run on it for at least a couple of weeks.  Naturally, I went straight home and googled "running with broken toe" and decided if others have done it then maybe I can get away with it too. The following are a few things I learned  during my trial run today:
1) Running shoes and regular shoes are painful, but swim shoes are not ( yippee!).
2)  having a good splint is mandatory.
3) Running on cement is less painful than running in grass.
4) If the pain becomes unbearable, stop running.
I'm not endorsing running with a broken toe.  These are just my thoughts on my experience.  Sooner or later we were going to have to add an 'Injury' category anyway.



  1. hmmmmm, so there may be someone out there slow enough to run with me after all!

  2. Just found out it is only a 12 km run, but we will be finding more trails after we finish, I am sure.