And now for an explanation on what exactly Das Boot is. Ug! In my June conditioning post about running I mentioned that you want to slowly increase your speed or distance over time, but not both at the same time. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeell, long story short, I managed to not follow a cardinal rule in my training regime and I did both over a short period of time and wound up with a stress fracture in the ball of my right foot. I went in to see the podiatrist this morning thinking that I had either an inflamed tendon or Morton's Neuroma. Turned out to be a stress fracture and I know have a lovely walking boot, which I have affectionately named Das Boot.
In another two weeks I go in for another x-ray to see how things are going. In the mean time, I'm stuck wearing this thing whenever I'm not showering, sleeping, or driving. Sooooooooooo, I thought it would be amusing (at least to me!) to have a running sub-theme to my posts that are centered around the adventures of Das Boot! To start things off tonight, Das Boot got to meet the dogs!
I think that Das Boot will have a grand ole time tagging along with the dogs and I over at least the next couple of weeks! After all, this time period will include two dog shows (and yes I do still plan on handling Bess myself, but I'll most likely cheat and take the boot off while I'm in the ring, unless it gets me points with the judge ;O) ), one of which will be up in Canada! I do have one dillema though. What gender should Das Boot be? Or should it remain gender neutral??