My week has been so very busy that I have to admit that running and weekly workouts had to take a bit of side step for this week.
I have made a real effort to stay committed to my training but it hasn’t been easy. My foot is recovering, slowly but steady, which is still progress. I still suffer daily pain but nothing compared to a month ago.
I started to believe that one reason for my foot issues is the non-stop running on pavement. Here in Florida I never really get the chance for softer terrains or even trails, unless I want to run on the beach, but as much as I love the beach, I’m not a beach runner. Even in my house, I always walk around barefoot on our wooden floor and I can tell that sometimes my toes ache from just walking on the hard floor. I never really paid attention to my floors before, but since I have been suffering so much toe pain I have really started to observe every little thing around my feet and toes. The problem is, I loooove walking barefoot around my house, but I have to make an effort to wear some sort of cushioned slippers in order to protect the delicate, inflamed bones in my toes. That’s also the reason why I have found my way back to the treadmill at my gym this week.
A few years ago, when we lived in NYC and I switched up my running between pavement, trails and treadmill, I have never really suffered any physical pain or injuries. I’m noticing that taking a break from the pavement here and there and switching to the treadmill actually feels good on my foot. Treadmill running can be challenging mentally but if it helps my foot I welcome it with open arms!! I also hope by May/June I will be able to sign up for some races.
I love using the rowing machine after my runs. Anything between 1000 and 2000 meters after a a 6 mile run feels absolutely fantastic. I love that it gives me a great upperbody and core workout. I remember how much David Kirsch, when I trained at his gym in NYC, always recommended the rower to me, because it really tones your arms and shoulders. I somehow never forgot this advice…
In other news this week
Lots of beach time with my boys. Basically every weekend I’m taking the boys to the beach. The elements water, sand and sunshine always do the trick. The only problem is that time really flies when you’re by the water – maybe it’s because I’m born under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, but the combination of water and sand has healing powers to me. No matter how big my worries or fears are, they all becomes smaller and seem more doable after some sand and water….
Here is how my running went last week:
Monday: Never miss a Monday! …and I almost did!! Caught up with a 5 Miler at night though !!
Tuesday: No Running
Wednesday: 6 Miler on the treadmill at the gym. 2,000 m of rowing and weights. I had so much much energy for the rest of the day and I accomplished everything on my to-do list, which is always a super great feeling. Amazing how much a great workout can really fire you up and get you going!!
Thursday: No Running
Friday: Back at the gym for 5 Miles plus I have started incorporating TRX into my routine and I looove it!! I didn’t take pics – next time I will.
Saturday: No Running. I almost never ever miss a Saturday run but it was just not doable yesterday. This morning was way too busy and I didn’t have a minute to fit in a run.
Sunday: 6 miles outside around my community. The weather has been awesome in the early morning hours. Lower 60s to upper 70s, later on in the afternoon the heat is coming back, but the morning hours are pure bliss right now.
Total Mileage for this week: 17 Miles
How was your training week?
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