I kind of feel like I should re-name my blog "Keeping Up with Kristen's Injuries." Last week I hit a bit of a rock in the road (literally).
See Tuesday I had a job interview. Three months and countless resumes later I finally had an interview. Having not interviewed for a job in over five years I spend Monday diligently practicing every question they could throw at me. I memorized, names, schools, interests of people I could possibly be interviewing with. As I have done with most weeks I moved a few workouts around to give me Monday as a rest day to prepare.
Tuesday comes and I head off to my interview. It goes great and I feel like I nail it. I am on cloud nine hoping this is the one. On my way home I am looking forward to lacing up my shoes for a good run followed by a good swim - I have energy to burn.
I get to my car at the BART station and I have a ticket? Really? I paid for parking? Oh, but I failed to see the sign that said "carpool only" from 8 am to 10 am. My ticket is time stamped 9:56 am. Oh well, a stupid ticket isn't going to get me down.
I make a stop at my in-laws before heading home. As I walk up to the door I trip on something (umm, my own foot) my shoe falls off and I stub my toe on a rock. Ouch!! It is throbbing but I am sure it is just the initial sting. As I chat with my sister - in - law the pain seems to be intensifying. I grab some ice and continue to talk. 15 minutes later as I get up to leave my foot won't fit in my shoe. I look down and it is black and blue and huge. Just great.
To make a long story short I either broke or seriously sprained my toe. It was not until Sunday that the swelling had subsided enough that I was I could fit my foot inside a running shoe, much less my bike shoes. Needless to say it seriously cramped my workouts for the week. Who knew a pinky toe was so important?
I am disappointed but there was nothing I could do. As I write this the race is 4 days away and I am taking it on a test run as soon as I hit "post." This run will determine my strategy for the the race.
This story does have a happy ending though because I GOT THE JOB!