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on paper it doesn't look so bad...
|Monday||Brrr Morning Biking - 7.71 mi 42:18|
|Tuesday||Cycling - 8.50 mi 37:24|
Core Work - 32:51
Elliptical - 30:01
Cycling - 8.50 mi 38:11
Stretching/Planks - 23:00
Warm Up - .82 mi 12:45
Turkey Day Run w/Kasey - 5.01 mi 48:53
Walking and Talking - 2.50 mi 44:09
4 Sunny Miles - 4.01 mi 38:43
Cool Down - .33 mi 5:28
Weight Training - 1:02:09
Cycling - 11.00 mi 55:26
Stretching/Leg Press - 39:26
Honestly though, I spent a lot of the week not feeling so good. I had a stuffy head, and I just didn't feel 100% energetic during my work outs. Thankfully I had off Thursday and Friday, I didn't accomplish much, but not getting up at the crack of dawn was much needed.
I just couldn't bring myself to knock out a really strong two hour cycle ride. I did try to pick challenging courses on the cycle and go hilly, but I have a half marathon to run this weekend and I don't feel my replacement cardio was stellar. I sure hope I've done enough to keep me smiling through the whole half...we'll see...
The lack of running really started to get to me this week. So many rest days, twelve days so far, broke up by just a few miles.
I ran because my mood was plummeting...amazing what those short runs did for my state of mind.
I ran 5 miles on Thanksgiving with run buddy
I felt a little panicky after this, because it felt tougher than it should have.
SO, I ran again the next day...
Who knows, when I hit that 200 ft. hill on mile twelve, I may be happy just to get in done in under 2:15 lol
My foot felt surprisingly good after running on it two days in a row. It still isn't a 100% but it is improving. The heel tenderness and inflammation in the arch area is gone, but I still feel a sensation under the ball of my foot. Not dead center, but to the outside. It doesn't burn like before, but it still feels like a pebble sort of, but not disruptive.
Why don't I just go to the doctor you ask?
I know what his first response will be. Two weeks rest from impact, that is always his answer...I have not rested 2 weeks straight, but I did rest 6 days after my half, ran 5 miles, then rested four more days before I ran again this past week. Since I am improving, I will just ride it out a few more weeks and see how I do.
I do wonder if I have sprung a new bone spur, or if I just had a bad stress reaction.
I am prone to bone spurs.
- Had surgery in high school for a spur that grew huge on my big toe
- In my 30's I had x-rays that showed large spurs on both heels
- Last year a small one popped up on my right foot (about mid way)
Scenes from Thanksgiving...
We got the kitties a new bed, we have to find the perfect spot in the house,
but they seem to approve.
This stuff with a a few splashes of OJ ~ yummmm!
Is your tree up?
Did you score any great black Friday deals?