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Last week started off strong. A few days in, I was kind of in a funk, but, I still had some high moments.
Meeting Deb and
Meagan was a high note :) My first real life meeting with virtual friends. These ladies are both so sweet, and I really enjoyed chatting with them.
They were in town to run Ragnar at "my park" where I often run and bike. It was a rainy mess the day before and the drizzle persisted all Friday morning, so the ladies did not have the most favorable trail conditions, but they are tough gals!
They should have some fun recaps coming soon.
A lot of tents at Ragnar
This week not the norm for me. No longer work out, no biking, and no rest...just a little something each day.
Morning 4 4.01 mi 39:30
Cool Down 0.14 mi
Wake Up Run 2.01 mi 21:26
My First 225 Activity
1.60 mi 21:54
Treadmill Warm Up 1.01 mi
Upper Body Weights
3.01 mi 30:32
Cool Down 0.29 mi
Warm Up 0.58 mi
Four Will Do 4.01 mi 38:51
1.06 mi 14:21
Elliptical 1.00 mi
Leg and Core Work 59:03
I woke up Monday and ran at 5:15 a.m. It was a good run, the kind that keep you coming back for more. I chose to go the hillier route and took the climbs and stayed pretty steady.
The last mile home was fairly flat, and I cranked it up and felt pretty awesome, just one little stabbing protest from my foot.
Why can't they all go like this?! My legs felt so good :)
9:42, 10:15, 10:21 9:05
Tuesday I knew I was going to the Doc after work, so I got up and just did a short run. I can't even tell you how much I was feeling the hills and the speed from the day before. It was an easy does it two miles, 10:36 and 10:44. I couldn't have gone faster if you dangled money in front of me.
At my doctor appointment that afternoon, he made an adjustment to my orthotics.
I try not to judge the change immediately, but by the next day I was worried we had taken a swing in the wrong direction.
I did the circuit at the gym for 35 minutes
and got in 20 minutes of core work.
I got home and my new Garmin had arrived, so I wanted to take it for a test spin and try to figure out the buttons.
I had just eaten dinner. Ugh, made it 18 minutes lol ...See my amazing, "Oh, my tummy is toooo full pace!"
The cool thing about the new watch is how it breaks down how much time was spent in each heart rate training zone.
I was really bugged by the adjustment to my orthotics during this very short venture. I was still hoping I just needed to get used to the feel. The rolling out I was experiencing did improve, but the pressure to my toes changed, and my heels are slipping in my shoes now...
I woke up to run and it was pouring rain...ummm, nope...I am not training, I am not going out there!
Kenny and I went to the gym later and got our upper body work done.
The drizzle was happening, but it didn't keep me from running. My feet were not happy the first two miles. That adjustment continued to mess with me! I got three miles done and all of it felt really challenging.
My watch gives me cadence. Cool stuff! I love charts...the more stats the merrier LOL
I woke up (after 10 hours of sleep) and headed out to run with a different cut sock and my Nike's. My heels were still slipping a little and when I started mile three, my feet felt fatigued. The burning started under the ball of my foot and I called it a day at four miles. I am trying to be patient with the adjustment to my orthtics, but this really isn't working. While my feet do not roll out, the bottom of my feet burn again and it seems there is too much padding. The Nike's I ran the half marathon in, now feel cramped.
I was so annoyed with the whole situation, I went grocery shopping in my Clark's, which are really comfy, and left my inserts home.
I am 100 plus days into this recovery process, with two months completely off running, and it took about 15 minutes before my left foot felt like bone was scraping the pavement. The tissue under foot, still isn't healed...maybe it will never be, I don't know what to think.
This is the first week in the injury/recovery journey I can not mark progress. The set back came with the adjustment and I just need time to navigate through it. My budget is busted, too many shoes, too many doctor visits, the orthotics alone were, $340. Insurance denied covering them. I really want to be done with all this.
After my shopping trip, a new pair of shoes arrived I had ordered. I actually ordered two pairs, so I could compare them. I still really need something more supportive than the Nike I was using. The sole seems just right on these, and my inserts fit in them just fine, but I can't decide until the New Balance arrive (and get the orthotics fixed).
More rain! Ugh...Honey and I went to the gym and knocked out a quick work out :) Leg day - check! and home to watch the race.
Next week may be a very low key week, I need a break (again!) from wrestling with all this. I am hoping the rain will go away so, I can get back on my bike.
I have not given up, but I am tired of this mess!
My post about the Galloway method is coming soon. I am having trouble weeding through my thoughts.
Do you feel your weeks are pretty routine, week after week, or do you mix up how much rest you take?
Anyone running with the Garmin 225?
What was your best run of the week?!
Do you love stats and charts?
Thanks for reading! I hope you have a wonderful week ❤