So far the foot has been holding up okay with good taping. Keeping my fingers crossed for a good running week!
3/11 – Resting after a good long run yesterday.
3/12 – No soccer for the next few weeks, so I ate sushi with teammates instead (they didn’t have a game this week, anyway!)
3/13 – 25 minutes of walking on a treadmill at an easy pace and a few strength moves (squats, deadlifts, lunges, push ups)
3/14 – 5 mile run at 9:35 min/mi pace. What a weird last 24 hours. Indiana has experienced one of its famous March snow episodes … seasonal lines are very blurry in this state! Also did a 25 minute gentle yoga video to work on deep breathing through some basic poses. I felt much more relaxed afterward. My fellow cat ladies may have the same problem I do … my cats always feel the urge to join me in my practice. They are excellent at Corpse Pose.
3/15 – Resting the foot. Downgraded from the walking boot to a surgical shoe for work. Less bulky, but still unloads it during the day.
3/16 – Early morning run before work. 3.1 miles at 9:39 min/mi pace. Feeling pretty good. Daylight savings has me singing some Simon and Garfunkel for my AM run … “hello darkness, my old friend…” Love those pretty sunrises, though!
3/17 – Easy 3 mile run at 9:35 min/mi pace. Usually Saturdays are my long run days, but I signed up for a half marathon tomorrow (signed up for it earlier in the year when I was optimistic about my foot!). Just trying to keep my legs warm. Foot not doing too bad, but later in the evening, I experienced some major intestinal distress. Like I didn’t know if I was going to throw up or experience issues at the other end. Ughh. Took an extra strength Tums and threw an ice pack on my abdominal region. For some reason, whenever I don’t feel well, I get overheated really easily. I like having the ice to cool me down. I finally fell asleep.
3/18 – Woke up not feeling too bad. Completed the No Luck Half Marathon today -13.1 miles in 1:57:33 (8:58 min/mi pace). Not my PR, but with my foot, decreased time hitting the roads, and the night’s previous intestinal issues, I can’t complain. It was great weather for running and I love the camaraderie of the local races! So far my foot is doing okay after the race. Minimal soreness, but just staying on top of the icing and stretching!