Exciting foot news – I almost canceled the Dr. appointment that I had scheduled for my foot because the pain was pretty minor on Thursday. But after he poked around at my foot, ouch!, it hurt the rest of the day!! And then the most exciting thing happened… he did say that I had Sesamoiditis, just like I thought! Sadly, that was the most exciting thing that has happened to me on Thursday!! It was still another slightly sad day for me.
I surprised my Dr. when I blurted out – “that’s exactly what I came up with in my Google search!!” I think he was impressed with my correct diagnosis Then he laughed at me when I told him I have a half marathon in two weeks. Guess he didn’t know I was a determined runner. Good news is that he said I should just take it easy, cross train when I can, take Ibuprofen, and keep wearing the PF night splint if it helps. I should be good to go.
I took my Dr.’s orders and headed out this morning on my long run! I pretty sure that’s exactly what he would have wanted. I had a hard time getting out the door because it was windy and cold. We’re talking 48 degrees. It chilled me to the bone to think about running in that!
But I was well rewarded in heading out to my trail by the river. It was like a good friend just waiting for me, opening it’s arms to shelter me from the wind. I didn’t even notice it was windy at all while I was there.
Funny thing about that picture, it took me a whole lot of time to get a picture that looked even that good. I have to give kudos to all of you out there that regularly take pictures of yourself running. That is hard!!! Most of my shots were just random blurs of me like this…
I think my run was just what I needed to process the week, and you know, that disappointment of getting cut out of Boston next year. I was trying to think if it was more disappointing/heart breaking to get cut after registration, or my three failed efforts at getting a BQ. Final decision, equally sucky!!!
During my run I was rewarded by seeing a group of three deer walk across the trail. That’s super cool because I typically don’t see deer here!
My run also turned out pretty great because I did negative splits on my run – 13.1 miles. I stopped at 13 miles, but then had to start up again and finish it a 13.1 because 13 miles is just not right. I had a lot less clothes at the end of my run!
I was also rewarded for a run well done with a Starbucks treat on the way home. I found out that I could get a refill before I left the store, which worked out really well because I sucked down that small size within 5 mins of receiving it. I guess I needed to rehydrate.
Well, that sums it all up for today. See, everything is going to be OK after all
Q: Coffee – hot, iced, or no thank you?
Q: If you had 13 miles on your run, would you make it 13.1?
Q: Got any good weekend plans?
It’s going to be cold, windy and rainy here. I’m staying inside as much as I can!!
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!!