Removal of the infected toenail. Sexy.
In my short running life of almost 7 years I have dealt with:
- A Tibial Stress Fracture
- IT Band Syndrome
- A Metatarsal Stress Fracture
- An infected toenail
- A sprained ankle
- Knee pain
- Bloody (disgusting) blisters
- Cuts and bruises on my knees, arms and hip from falling while running... and I have hideous scars to prove it.
There you have it. 9 different issues in only 7 years of running. Some are more serious than others but regardless, none of the above are pleasant and yet all I want to do is run! Are we runners all sadomasochists?
Granted, not all of us deal with injuries. Angela is the prime example -- she hasn't had an injury since she was a Cross Country runner in college (which was quite a few years ago). For someone like her it makes sense that she'd never want to stop running. But what about people like me? Why do we do this to ourselves?
I guess the pleasure is well worth the pain.
What injuries have you dealt with?
Have you ever considered giving up the sport?