Don't ignore that foot pain!
I've had some serious foot pain for the last couple of seasons. I thought it was my new boots, my stance, whatever. I went to the doc and had x-rays and some physical therapy...nothing seemed to help. I usually spend the summer playing beach volleyball, waiting for snowboard season to start, but I couldn't even do that this year. I was "resting," hoping it would make my foot feel better. Finally, I insisted on something more than passive "therapy" and crap because my foot hurt so bad, so my doctor arranged for an MRI. Turns out the pain was because the tendon that wraps from my ankle to the fifth metatarsal (the bone on the outside edge of your foot) is completely disconnected. Gonzo. I need surgery. Not sure if I'm even going to be able to ride this season. Fuckity fuck fuck. Pardon my French.