I’m running and my foot is recovering. Sometimes more, sometimes less, but I can’t complain.
It could be so much worse.
I could not be running.
So yes, I’m happy with my recovery process.
I’m going in for another x-ray of my foot this week. Hopefully it won’t be too bad…
But the most important thing is that I’m able again to be out there running.
As I have mentioned last week, I will run to on the treadmill a bit more often, while my foot is still healing. The belt is a much softer running surface for my foot, and I can easily finish 6 miles with no pain. Hooray!!
One downside: I’m too shy to take relfies in the gym – so no pics of me running on the belt!
I wrote last week, how I had the suspicion that walking barefoot on my hard floor floors contributed to my metatarsal foot pain. Just this past weekend, Runner’s World wrote about this issue. Runners really experience foot pain from hard surfaces, just as hardwood floors and tiles.
Great read and really confirming that suspicion I had…
I’m now trying to remember to wear slippers at home – but seriously nothing feels as good as walking barefoot, at least if you live in a warmer climate like me.
Taking off your off after coming home is just such a relief – especially when it’s hot and humid outside.
I have found that Bryonia by Boiron helps me a lot with pain relief for my foot. I have been using it for a few weeks now and this way I don’t have to take over-the -counter pain relief.
It’s available Whole Foods. It’s homeopathic, inexpensive and it actually is very supportive for some of my joint pain in my toes.
So between less” barefoot walking on hard floors “and Bryonia I have had experienced less pain.
In other news
I’m anxious to SIGN UP FOR A RACE!!! I haven’t raced in over 3 months. It’s hard to watch other people racing when you’re injured.
I have my eyes on 2 races in May, an 8k and one 10k here in Palm Beach. I’ll see by the end of the month if I will be able to do it. In addition I’m craving marathon training. Can anyone relate?
I really would love a Fall or Winter marathon. The training for the Treasure Coast Marathon all the way up to 2 weeks before the start in March was actually going good and I felt quite strong. Suddenly my foot pain was so bad I was forced to cancel in order to avoid a fracture.
Yet, I can’t wait signing up for another one. I postponed Treasure Coast until next year of course, but this year I would still love to run another marathon.
A local marathon would be great.
It’s a hot one….
It’s quite impressive that Miami made the Top 50 Running Cities in the US by Runner’s World. Granted, it was the 50th spot, because the climate is hot and humid, but the courses around Miami are simply breathtaking, and they have a very supportive running community.
So who knows… maybe I’ll be running Miami..or West Palm Beach..let’s see..
Besides running, rowing and Yoga, there was also Easter this week.
My boys couldn’t wait to color Easter eggs. They usually start begging me 2 weeks before Easter to color eggs.
So on Saturday we colored our 2 dozen Easter eggs. My kids always complain that they want to color more than (just!!) 24 eggs…
24 is plenty … trust me ..I’ll be eating hard-boiled eggs on my salads for the entire week…
We completed a fun school project as well.
Yes, it was a crafty week at our house…
John chose sharks for his animal project at school. He wanted create a shark model (nothing easier than that!!) and a shark game for his assignment.
So we sat together and brainstormed ideas on how to craft a paper mache shark model.
The whole family got involved, even my little one helped painting. It took us a few days, but he proudly walked with his shark to school this morning.
Also, Kudos to David for carrying the Ocean!!!
Here is what I ran this week :
Monday: 5 miles on the treadmill (Pace 9:15) 1,000 m of rowing and weights. #neverskipamonday
Tuesday: No Running
Wednesday: 5 miles on the treadmill. Pace 9:30.I forgot my headphones at home. You can imagine how endless this run felt…endless!! Still running almost a minute slower per mile than before my injury. I’m still scared to push harder at this point. Weights, 1,500 meters of rowing and some yoga.
Thursday: 3 mile outside. You appreciate outdoor running even more after a few days of treadmill running.
Friday: 5 miles around my neighborhood. No watch, just easy running.
Saturday: 6 Miles. I got my early morning run in just before the heat broke.
Sunday: No Running.
Total weekly mileage: 24 miles
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