Not going to lie … there are a lot of nerves going into this week. If this injection does not work (along with continued therapies), then the next step is surgery … and who wants that? So this is going to work, I am willing myself to be optimistic!
3/2 – My first run after my foot injection and I was terrified! I taped up my foot a little bit and headed out the door. Then I tripped. A block from my home. It all happened in slow motion. I was adjusting my sports bra and caught my foot on the ground. I fought hard, gravity won. Luckily, my clothing protected me from the worst of the road rash and I carried on. I ran 2.5 easy miles at 10:35 min/mi pace. My foot felt okay. I am still wearing the sexy boot at work to further protect my foot.
3/3 – This morning was the Spring Fling 10K (6.2 miles at 10:14 pace). It is a local run put on to raise money for the high school track and cross country teams. I ran it with my running buddy Danielle, and we kept it at an easier pace. It was nice running with a friend, it kept my mind off my foot (which was heavily taped up). It turned out to be a beautiful morning to run and there was an amazing turnout.
3/4 – Two days of running in a row = rest day today. Not taking too many risks for the time being.
3/5 – Indoor soccer night. I taped up my foot again and did the week’s speed work. I decided to take the next session off in hopes of more time to heal. Maybe I will get better at lunges during that time. Remind me to work on lunges.
3/6 – Resting!
3/7 – Today, I got the crown I finally deserved. I asked about the status of my coronation as I entered the dentist office and instead they drilled my tooth. Geez. So this ended up mixing up my workout routine a little. I ran a mile on the indoor track at the Rec Center before a total body toning class. We did a lot of arms. I will be feeling them tomorrow. I waited until the afternoon to do another run to get some more miles in for the day. I ran 4 miles with my foot taped up. Felt pretty good as far as the foot goes. With my run being in the afternoon, I did feel a little bit of intestinal distress. Usually I can work through this if I just slow down my pace a little. 5 running miles total for the day.
3/8 – Rest, rest, rest so hard.
3/9 – Early morning easy run before work. 3 miles at 9:43 min/mi pace. Not feeling too bad as far as the foot goes.>
3/10 – Had to do my long run in the afternoon. Had to wait a few hours after eating before I could really start. Not too much intestinal gymnastics, thankfully! I had my foot taped up and honestly I felt good! I am still optimistic. I ran 10 miles at 9:43 min/mi pace (wow … same as yesterday!). Lots of icing and calf stretching have been done, as well!