Happy Spring Running!
I’m slowly but steady getting back into a regular running routine. I have been taking it much more light, mileage-wise. My foot is feeling better by the week, still flaring here and there, but nothing even close to what it has been only a month ago. I have been using homeopathic treatment by Boiron which really seems to help with pain relief, that way I don’t have to take over the counter pain-relievers.
I’m actually somewhat happy that I have not been running the marathon in the beginning of March. When I think about how much recovery my foot still needs, I would have never been able withstanding 26.2 miles.
On days when I feel like I shouldn’t strain my foot, I find myself walking outside. I have to add that walking in Florida is not the same as walking in NYC. I used to walk easily 3 miles a day when living in NYC- walking in Florida however, is a whole other ballgame…. The heat make long walks along the road pretty dreadful, and there really isn’t much scenery to distract your mind from and during walking. Walking 3 miles feels so much harder here than running 3 miles in any Urban area. Scenery is great distraction and therefore walking feels so much easier. I have to add that I can pretty much run anywhere, I don’t care too much about scenery for my runs, but walking in a deserted area is not the same. Walking 3 miles feels therefore so much harder to me here in Florida. Can anyone relate?
Last week was Spring Break. My older son John was off from school. Needless to say, we spent a lot of time on the beach!!
The cooler temps from 2 weeks ago are finally over and the hot temperatures have been creeping up again. For the next 9-10 months I will be running and walking in much hotter temperatures again. Recovering from my foot pain is my main goal, even though I have a few races in the back of my mind…like most of us.
Here is what I ran last week:
Tuesday: 3 miles
Wednesday: No running/ walking 3 miles
Thursday: No Running/walking 3 miles
Friday: 4 Miles
Saturday: 3 miles
Sunday: 6 miles, with 4 mile repeats. My best run in a while. Speed work felt good and refreshing. I love when a run leaves me exhausted like this.
Total Mileage for this week: 20 Miles plus about 6 miles of walking.
How was your running week?