Along the years, I’ve been very lucky with health issues. I haven’t had any serious injuries nor do I suffer from flus usually. However, in the end of my spring training camp in Tenerife, I struggled with a pain in my foot, thinking that it is one of these small aches that come and go. Nothing unusual for athletes. After all, what is sprint running about than going beyond your limits and raising the threshold of pain? But unfortunately this pain didn’t want to go. Thus, after contemplating about it for a while and the foot not getting better, we decided it was best for me to fly back to Finland to get it examined. Luckily, MRI showed that there is no stress fracture, just slight edema on one of the bones. However, this puts me in a totally new situation. I have to be cautious and let the foot heal fully, thus I will postpone my season opener a few weeks. Which I can tell you, is not easy or pleasant for me at all. But I am thinking further ahead, and will try to fix the foot properly so that I would not get any further problems with it after this and I can compete the rest of the Summer stress free. I have gotten help and support from professionals around me and even though it is hard to digest that I have to stall from competing, I will keep working on other aspects of my running. Trainings are a part of my everyday routine, as usual. Alternative trainings help me stay in shape and once I get a green light from the doctors – it’s ON again! :)
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