ive got the broken toe blues

My five month hiatus has been broken. A lot of time had come and gone and my toe has been healed for a while now. What I know for sure is that I no longer feel odd swelling in my foot throughout the day. Any sensation of swelling comes from when I sit, or most oddly, when I wear dress shoes and walk down steps. 

(x rays showed a slight fracture on the 4th metatarsal)

(x rays showed a slight fracture on the 4th metatarsal)

The most critical part of this is that while injured, I developed a lot of compensation type of movements and it thus created a lot of imbalances in my body. Since my foot couldn't handle pressure, I would favor it with the other foot or leg. I started to develop same side hip and hamstring pain when walking.

(these are both the after photos which so the calcification of the fracture which is part of the healing process)

(these are both the after photos which so the calcification of the fracture which is part of the healing process)

Yes its come to this. I'm feeling my age (36).

My very slight but subtle sense of immortality has been shaken. This is the first official bone that I have broken and my first injury. A month or two later I got a cavity. Then I started to notice more sunspots on my face which turned out not to be cancer. Then I have to have my wisdom tooth removed in a few weeks. The hits keep coming. 

Although I've had to re-evaluate my stance on competitive "beat yourself up" type of events, I've not stopped training. It makes me feel good and it helps me sleep better, which was the whole point in the first place.

More to come.