Good morning! I woke up bright and early this morning and went for a run. Since I hurt my foot (injured, unglamorously, by chasing Maizey in ballet flats) I haven’t been able to consistently run in about 3 months and haven’t run at all for the past 4-5 weeks…maybe longer. And per doc’s orders, for 3 weeks straight, I didn’t do any cardio – only circuit weight training and yoga. Also per doc’s orders, I’ve been icing a ton and taking an anti-inflammatory.
My foot has felt a lot better the past week, so I eased into running on Sunday with a very easy run on the treadmill. I didn’t have any pain afterwards so I took a couple days off just to be safe and then tried again today but ran outside. Success! I’m so excited to start getting back into running! It’s when you can’t run that you really miss it.
I have two races scheduled this fall – a half marathon and a 10K and I’d love to PR at both of them. That would mean my half marathon would need to be under 1:49, which I ran at the Mistletoe Half Marathon in 2011 (which I registered for the night before!). My 10K would, well, actually, I don’t think I’ve ever run a 10K so that’s an easy PR.
What fall races are you looking forward to? I was just looking through some old race pictures and I’m kiiiind of getting the itch to do another full marathon. We’ll see how long that lasts. If you have a favorite marathon, tell me that too pretty please, just in case that itch sticks around.
Have a great day! Talk to ya later!