These are not my feet
No one likes a whiny blogger, so I'll spare you my sob story and just give you the facts.
The short of it is, I have an extra bone between my first and second toe that does not cause me problems. I also have a major calcification at the joint of my fourth toe from an old injury (most likely the two times I broke it, either dancing for LDS North Campus Contemporary Company-Touchy Feelers or for The Dancing Coercives). This calcification is inflamed. The radiologist recommended further imaging—MRI—to see if there may be a fracture amongst all that calcium, but my PA wants to give it a few weeks rest, meaning no major hiking, and see if it doesn't clear up on its own.
The Seven Peak Challenge is most likely at an end for this year. Unless, of course, my foot gets better by August and I'm then able to put in six strenuous hikes before snow flies while simultaneously carrying what amounts to an 18 credit semester (12 credits and TAing for two 3-credit classes).
I'm going to keep training via bicycle and elliptical, and I'm going to keep working with my personal trainer. I'm not convinced I'm out. Not yet. But I have to be reasonable.