Thursday, February 14, 2013

Upping the mileage

I upped my mileage yesterday. I ran 8.81 miles and it felt pretty good! I have a 7K that I will be running on St. Patty's day and my average run has been just under 4 miles since I started running again. Saturday I went out with my friend and we ran 5 miles and it felt really good. My back and foot held up really well, so yesterday I wanted to see where I stood with time. I got to the lake about an hour before my friend so I could do a 7K at my pace (and not my friend's) to see where I stood on time. The last 7K I raced I did it 49:02. I knew I wasn't there yet but I didn't know how far off I was. It was a very pretty day. In the 50's yesterday and the sun was shining. Just a little bit of wind. I ran the 7K in 52:57, so I've lost about 4 minutes. I have a month to try to gain that back and then some. I'd love to PR. So I have a goal. My friend showed up about 10 minutes after I got back to my car and off we went for a 4 mile run at her pace. We would have ran further but my foot started bothering me and I was limping quite a bit. Plus she has her own set of feet problems and and just had her feet taped and she didn't want to push it too much her first time out with the taping. After hearing her rave about how good her feet felt. I want my foot taped! Does anyone know anything about KT tape? Yay, Nay? I might try it, just to see if it helps with the plantar fascitis. I do have a half to run in less than 2 months and I am thinking I need all the help I can get.

Today is Valentine's Day. It's my first one in a very long time where someone other than my kid is my Valentine. We aren't making a big deal of it really. No dinner reservation and no big rock being put on my finger. My daughter bought me flowers and a card. I will of course be returning the favor for her... except instead of flowers I am getting her a video game she mentioned she wanted. John already gave me his presents as well. Shoe inserts that make my feet feel like I'm walking on clouds and workout gear... because he is awesome and actually knows the way to my heart is providing me with useful things rather than chocolate that I would devour and gain 10 lbs then have a sad because I did that. My gift to him... a tune up for his road bike and these shoes because he wants them and I know the way to his heart is always a pair of shoes. We aren't a mushy pair but we love each other and we know how to please each other make each other smile.

Anyone advice on how to heal a heel without stopping the runs?

What are you getting your Valentine this year?

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Running week

I have run 3 days this week. Not very far and not very fast, but I have made the effort to get out there and move. Unfortunately after my run yesterday my left leg was twice the size of my right one. I went home and did the whole RICE thing. It helped while I was doing it but woke up this morning to the same old dance. Stupid foot. I am 10 weeks away from my first half of the year. I hope I can get all this pain under control soon because I am so very tired of being injured.

Life otherwise is going well. I go to work, work out, go home and cook dinner, read a little and go to bed. Life is pretty boring these days, but it's been so very nice to have a drama free life that I appreciate the peace and quiet I have attained in my life. My John is almost done with his wrestling coach duties. Honestly I can't wait for the season to be over. I miss not having him as my gym and running partner. since November, when wrestling started, I typically only see him for an hour before bed. And with weekend wrestling meets it's even harder to spend quality time with him. You would think I would spend more time with friends, but it seems that my girls are only available during the time that I have to spend with John. So basically all my relationships suffer during wrestling season. :) 2 more weeks and then it's over. I can not wait!