Who is surprised – it’s getting warmer out, and yet again, I’m injured. It’s the same area causing a problem, which to me says I have a chronic issue with tendonitis in my ankle. The hardest part of this all – I knew something was wrong, but ignored it for almost two weeks before resting. Long story short friends, if you notice swelling, get it looked at before it gets any worse. Continue reading “Setbacks”
So last month, I explained the skin issues I’ve been dealing with. I didn’t mention that I’ve also been dealing with an injury at the same time. This injury started shortly after I got back from Colorado in June. I went out running one day and had a terrible pain in the top of my foot – so bad I couldn’t walk properly for a few steps after I stopped running. I was so scared I had a stress fracture… and so after much convincing from other running friends, I finally went to a physical therapist for an evaluation.
So I’m not going to lie to you guys. I haven’t been posting lately because the latest update in this journey has felt like I got turned around on the path and ran backwards through about three years worth of progress. Continue reading “Skin”
So week 2 has been even better than week 1 was. I realized that the problem I had last week with running was in fact, a problem of not enough fuel. I went running on Wednesday night, and had more fuel to prepare for it.
One of the hardest things I found with training for this longer distance race was recovery. After the long runs on Saturdays, I found a couple of things that are really helpful for me. Continue reading “Post-Race Lessons”