Well, I’ve had my first speed bump with my running this past week. Since I’ve been ranting about the ISO Musician Lockout (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) , I haven’t been writing about the running so much, so let me re-cap a couple of weeks here:
Two weeks ago, I was supposed to do a simple 4 mile run, but about 2 miles into the run, I was feeling great! It was a humid morning, sometimes it was drizzling, other times the sun was shining (which just made it hotter), but I felt good so I changed my route and went for it. I ended up running a little over 7.5 miles, in 1 hour and 13 minutes!
So the next week, I was doing my proper miles, 2 miles on Monday, 3.5 on Tuesday, 3 on Thursday, except for on Thursday I POUNDED out a 3.5 mile run in about 24 minutes! I felt great and the only thing I could see on my radar was that 8 mile fun-run on Saturday. So, Saturday morning comes and I hit the road. By about the 3rd mile my left foot started to hurt a bit, by mile 4 I was walking, and I had to end up only going 5 miles.
So I spoke with my running friend and all-around awesome physical guru Lindsey, and she suggested that I stay off of the road for a while and ice it down, massage it and generally take it easy.
So, a week later with no running, some icing and a lot of massaging, I attempted to run again. I didn’t realize how much I missed this simple activity! WOW! Once I got out there, I didn’t want to stop, but the pain was slightly becoming prevalent in the foot, so I walked, then ran, then walked again. I got 2 miles in, it felt good and now I’ll continue massaging and icing my foot down!
A minor speed bump on my path to a half-marathon and beyond, but I’ll get through it and continue on my journey!