Tuesday, September 20, 2016

On Tuesdays we (use to) run

Apparently when I can't run I blog about not running.

 I'm back on a running hiatus of sorts. A few weeks ago, I hurt my foot (plantar fasciitis) after achieving a 5 mile run. I really only had 4 miles in me but I pushed through and was super proud of myself but that extra mile cost me 3 weeks of running so it probably wasn't worth it. I tried, like most runners, to just push through the pain but it was a no go and a trip to the doctor got me 3-4 weeks of low impact workouts. Ugh but I still got by with doing some cross training workouts with my Nike Training Club app and bike riding. The problem with bike riding is I only have my husband's trail bike and it is just not the one. I'm trying to work with what I have for now and get a new bike for Christmas. That's the plan. And then I jacked up my hip somehow and that was fun  and now my shoulder. I think I slept on that wrong. My point is that the left side of my body is falling apart. I miss running though. We ran a 5k race on Saturday that we had signed up for before injuries occurred and that was fun. I ended up run/walking it because Bub came too and he complained to walk often enough. Probably was better that way because though my foot is better starting back with a straight 3 mile run would have maybe been a bit much. I coulda ran it though.

Anyway, I'm itching to get back to the running. Even though I'm still doing some workouts it doesn't feel like enough and I miss the high cardio of running and the feeling you get after. I miss the movement, the zen of running. I have a high marathon I want to train for at the end of the year. So right now I'm looking at other smaller races that I can do to help along with that goal. There's a 5 mile in October and a 7k in November and then the half in December. And as long as I can get back to running next week I should be good to go for all. I just have to listen to my body when it only has 4 and I've scheduled longer. That's what got me here in the first place.