Monday, November 05, 2012

Running Wild: Weekly Re-Cap

It has been a hard week. 

I ran on Tuesday but my legs hurt everywhere. Not just my IT band, or my hamstring, or whatever, my everything hurt. The rest of the day I felt like I had run a hard race. It was awful and I was confused and frustrated about what was going on. Was it really taking that long to recover from a 10K? Then I ran again on Thursday and felt awesome. Well, awesome except for one thing . . . I had developed a pain in the top of my foot on Tuesday's run and it was back on Thursday. (You probably see where this is going.)

I woke up in the middle of the night Thursday night and my foot pain was still there. After some groggy googling, I frantically emailed my PT at 4:00 am, convinced I had a stress fracture. I got in to see her on Friday and although she couldn't say for certain, she seemed to agree with me. Today was an appointment with my regular doctor, so I could get an xray ordered, and tomorrow I will see a podiatrist. My regular doctor didn't think it was a fracture and ohmygodplease don't let it be! I haven't run since Thursday and will be DNSing my third race, the Seattle Half Marathon, because I am not supposed to run through foot pain, so I can't keep training.

There will be more . . . much more . . . about that, but this is my re-cap, so here goes:

Total Miles: 8

Monday: 40 minutes elliptical and PT

Tuesday: 4 miles

The best part of this run was that it was absolutely pouring rain and I had a blast running in it. Of course, that meant sloshing through a couple of ankle-deep puddles and it taking days for my shoes to dry, but it was worth it! I have missed the rain in Seattle.

Wednesday: bootcamp

Sarah and I had a fun, albeit stifled, bootcamp session. It was raining pretty good so we worked out in the hallway under the bleachers . . . by the bathrooms. It wasn't pretty, but we got the job done!

Thursday: 4 miles

On Monday my PT said "no more speedwork", but I could still do hills (speedwork in disguise!) so I did a 1/2 mile 6% grade hill in the middle of this run. I felt awesome, like I could have run forever. 

Friday: rest and PT

This was the appointment I had with my PT about my foot pain. She told me not to run on it with pain, so for me that meant no running. 

Saturday: rest

We spent the weekend at my in-law's house and since I couldn't run my workout plans were out the window. 

Sunday: 45 minutes elliptical

1 comment:

  1. Crossing my fingers that it just needs a little ice, rest, and then will be back to running in time for the holidays.


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