NOT a stress fracture! Hooray!
Apparently I’m getting pretty good at self-diagnosing. I went to my (awesome) orthopedist this morning and it turns out to indeed be peroneal tendonitis.
So it’s just a few more days of rest and then just go with the flow. No restrictions. Just do what I need to do and back off if it hurts. Thank goodness!
My guess is that I aggravated it somewhere in the first half of the race when things were crowded. I stayed on the outside of the road so that I could pop around people pretty easily and there were just a couple times that I had to hop up in the curb to do this. When I hopped up on the curb, I probably rolled my foot just a bit too much and got things irritated, and then continuing to run just made it more and more inflamed as I went.
Oh well. Live and learn.
However, now that I know it’s okay, I’m thinking maybe another Buffalo Marathon is in store for May… It would be nice to get another one in this year…