News Flash: I panicked. HOWEVER, my doctor said it was a good thing I did because it means I am in tune with things. She x-rayed my foot/ankle and said, there is no stress fracture!!! YAY! And, (yes, Jeanne, I agree with you about g.p.’s not knowing the foot as well as a podiatrist and if I continue to have problems, I’ll have her refer me) she even gave me stretches and ice techniques for my foot. Her hypothesis is that it is just the tendons in my foot/ankle screaming at me from overuse. And she supported that by reminding me that the pain was not localized. It moves. (from my ankle to my foot and back…) I am so happy. I am so happy that I will continue to work on the eliptical for the rest of the week until my long run without complaining.
I have a history of osteoporosis because my mom has it and I have tested positive for early stages of it. That is why I panicked about the stress fracture. She said lots of calcium supplements and stretching and ice and I should be OK. But she also said to return if the pain became worse or more localized.
She is also very proud of me for quitting smoking and said nice things about my overall health now.
I am wiping the virtual sweat off my forehead and continuing on with training as I knock on wood and cross my fingers… Thanks so much for the support.