Seriously, I've been taking it easy, I promise I have, and yet it won't heal completely. The fracture is right behind the major knuckle on the second metatarsal. Doc confirmed it was a hair line fracture back in mid Feb. He says it's in a good spot because any higher and it would have been the joint which I would have greatly regretted it to be so. He says it should heal fine and be just as strong if not stronger then before. I can barefoot run just fine with no issues but I haven't gone more than a mile a week since I saw the fracture in xray; at least until I was able to do so with no symptoms.
Normally, I go barefoot or shod. My experiences running in Treks is what caused the fracture in the first place. Last weekend it was feeling normal again, completely. So I decided to do some trail running for a change, just a 1.25 mile easy 10-11 min/mile pace in my treks. Now the fracture has been aching to the degree that I Feel I have to baby it again lest it get worse. It is gradually getting better but I can feel it whereas prior to that trail run I didn't feel it any longer. I'm beginning to feel rather frustrated that I can't seem to get the hang of running in VFFs without hurting myself but I can run barefoot just fine.
To anyone that has experience, How long can I expect this to go on? I know it's in a odd spot, but the bone should be strong enough by now. Because of where it is, I would imagine it is having a hard time healing completely due to the way the foot flex and bends; so perhaps I should chill a bit. but if it's going to be this way every time I think its fine again then I might as well go back to shod heal striking it or not were VFFs at all when I trail run at least, I guess. Should I just start wearing a boot to better isolate it while on my feet? The doc didn't think it was necessary, he just said to take it easy and wear a more stiff shoe for now, which I have been. I swear I didn't start bare footing it again until I was sure there would be no symptoms. I guess I'm just hitting too hard in vffs and need more time to learn better form. /shrug. I don't mean to sound rude or anything, I'm just kind of tired of it along with my piriformis issues. At least the latter seems to be getting better.