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|Tuesday a.m.||Morning run - 4.34 mi. (40:44)|
|Tuesday p.m.||Cycling 4.10 mi. (18:00)|
75 min. upper body strength training/stretching
|Wednesday p.m.||6.23 mi. run (57:24) 5 min.walk|
.50 mi. run (4:28)
|Friday p.m.||12.06 mile run (2:01:10)|
20 min. walking/ stretching
|Saturday a.m.||walking 2.5 miles slowly|
|Sunday||Cycling warm up 5.10 mi (22:51)|
70 min. upper body and stretching
30 min. walk
Tuesday morning (5:20 a.m.) before work the cold greeted me. It had been 55 degrees the day before...
My fingers were freezing even in gloves. I decided to run up to the school, so I could lay my handheld on the curb and run around the loop. The wind was constant, and really swift gusts would happen, I just wasn't comfortable enough to do my normal speed work. I went around the loop a few miles and ran home.
Wednesday I decided to wait to run until after work. I ended up having the roughest time. My plan was to run 4 minute intervals x 4. The first time I picked it up, I started to feel queasy and funky. I attempted a second one and I got the same wave of funkiness...I stopped my Garmin and walked and within a few seconds I felt fine, so I started running and as long as I didn't pick it up much, I felt fine.
I was happy when I finished, the run itself wasn't a bad pace, in fact it was speedier than I expected, but I never had a decent rhythm this whole run, it felt forced, it just wasn't my day....
|It's like I never ran a day in my life|
I felt lifeless after I showered, I just wanted to eat, I didn't want to move, just blah.
I am not sure what was up. I did my best to not let it mess with my head.
Thursday during work, the ball of my foot started feeling tender. We decided to go to El Paso and eat. I didn't need another bad workout, and honestly my leg muscles felt tight...from what you ask...I don't know, I asked myself the same thing! I am good at eating, I needed to have a successful day.
Friday I came home from work early so I could get my long run in. The gray skies and rain were forecast all weekend. Friday it was just misty...so off I went...
Since last week, my foot has felt tender at various times, but nothing constant. I have been battling the foot issue for several weeks, but it keeps changing, where it hurts, where it feels tender....
During my run, I had a toe cramp which is something that never happens...my foot felt tender. I just kind of knew inside I was done. I have been trying to hang on, think positive, rest a few days, try again, but I started thinking about how this foot thing has been lingering and I started trying to resolve that this was probably going to be my last long run for awhile. I felt some pinches that were new to the party, I just knew I was done. My training isn't going to continue. I had a feeling my foot was going to hurt when I stopped, so I savored the last few miles. I enjoyed the movement, the rhythm, the exertion, and tried to tell myself I will be okay for a few weeks with it out. I made my last run a good one.
My foot swelled up after my shower...sigh...
At least I know my instincts work.
Saturday...I did some errands and was in a good bit of discomfort. 23.10 running miles this week and I am positive I will be logging zero miles for the next few weeks.
It is odd how I felt optimistic in the beginning of the week and it all flipped so fast.
Sunday it was not rainy as predicted. It was puffy cloud beautiful.
I took a 30 minute walk after the gym to soak up some vitamin D. The temps are crazy - 0 degrees to 60 this week.
I did learn Sunday the trainer I use at the gym doesn't aggravate my foot, now as long as the resolutioners clear out so I can get on it, it'll all be good.
I still have a ways to go before I can dig deep with the weight,
but it is getting a little easier :)
Tell me anything! How was your race, run, or weight training?