Last Day

It’s the end of the month. AND, I posted every day this month! Yay me! (Although, technically, there are more than 30 posts in 30 days – I always was an over-achiever!)

I just got back from a craptastic run – you know those kind. You start out, things seem to be going well, and then it all goes to shit.

I ended up doing a 2 mile loop today – and to be honest, only ran just over a mile of that loop.

My right arch started to ache, and then my ankle started to hurt, and then the knee…at one point, I contemplated calling the architect to come fetch me. I did run up the big hill – which was actually the least painful part of the run, but then walked the rest of the way home.

I know that to avoid further injury, it’s really important to stop when things hurt – and I’m not sure that I could’ve run through that pain (I think the hike yesterday took a lot more out of me than I thought), but it sucks the big one to only get 1/3 of the planned mileage in – especially when my long runs are still so piddly (I miss my 8-10 long mile weekends).

I have not yet been able to break past the 5 mile mark, and today was supposed to be the day. I am going to try again tomorrow morning (I have PT & yoga in the afternoon), and have a 5-mile tempo planned on Tuesday, so it’s not like this is the end of the world – just instead of feeling great, I feel cranky.

Hrumph!

Anyways – I have a lot to get done today: laundry, ironing, potting, dishes, dinner…..

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5 responses to “Last Day

  1. Congrats on the 30 days consecutive posting!!! That is some accomplishment!!!

    As for the running, just go with it!! Do what you can and it will all fall into place! I think i told you i ran a turkey trot 5 miler. It was pretty fun!!! I think it will be my new tradition!!

    Have a great night!!!

  2. You are being SO SMART to listen to injuries and not make ’em worse.

    It took me way too long to figure that out. And congrats on the 30 posts!

    • Since I am still in Physical Therapy, I feel that running through the pain would be hard to explain come Monday (since that’s what landed me there in the first place)….I learn slowly, but I learn!

  3. I hear you on listening to the body! I miss my 10+ mile long runs. I was lucky to do 9 last week. Despite not having a good run…at least you got out there!

    • I am thinking I may have to try swimming again soon….I don’t exactly hate it, but it’s just not my favorite thing…maybe Thursday?