Barberry Training Log – 3/2/2018 – 3/10/2018

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!

A born and raised Hoosier running to stay sane. I've done 5Ks to marathons, but am currently running to enjoy running. I'm an orthopedic physical therapist, with clinical specialization in treating people with vestibular disorders. Other things I specialize in? Knowing the lyrics to every Backstreet Boys song and being an awesome cat mom! Living with Crohn's disease, but trying to show it who really is the boss.

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  1. Oh gosh, the dreaded plantar fasciitis. I had a huge battle with that 2016-2017. Be careful. But it DOES get better and the boot is what finally healed me. Sounds like it’s going pretty well and hooray for that!

    1. Yes! It’s been the bane of my existence for several months! I’ve had it in my left foot before, but it went away. I am hoping to spend more time out of the boot this week to see how I do! I just gotta be good!