>Sorry for not blogging much this week, its been a hectic week! Haley’s 2nd Birthday celebrations kick-off today. If you don’t know me or my family, we (especially the women of the family) don’t just get birthDAYs we get birthday weekends. This drives my husband absolutely crazy, but he will get over it!!! Tonight we are going out to eat and have birthday cake with my Aunt and Uncle who came into town from Georgia, Mom and Dad and Lil’ Bro. Then tomorrow we are going to have a little party at Build-a-Bear and go eat again, and have MORE birthday cake. And Monday she will have a little birthday party at school….with MORE cake!!!! One can never have too much cake!!!! (glad I ran 18 miles this week, don’t expect any weight loss this week!)
So for my Week End Round Up:
Week: 18 miles
Month: 67 miles
Year: 105 (YEAH for breaking 100!!!!)
This weeks mileage:
Monday 4 miles (Neighborhood Run) 42 min
Tuesday 4 miles (KM Gateway “Hill Hell” Park) 41 min
Thursday 4 miles (Gastonia Greenway) 39 min (notice the time decreases as the week went by, YEAH!!!)
Saturday 6.02 miles 1 hour 1 min 11 seconds…weird!!!(Dallas Park, close 2nd to “Hill Hell”)
Next week’s schedule: 20 miles
Monday 5 miles
Wednesday 4 miles
Friday 4 miles
Saturday 7 miles YIKES!!!!!
How am I feeling?:
You may be wondering why am I running 7 miles (and in a few weeks it will be 8) if the race is only 6.2 miles???? Well, because the training schedule tells me so, and you can’t stray from the schedule the training police will come get me and fine me heavily and may disqualify me from the race!!! I am already breaking the rules by doing my runs on days other than the schedule tells me to!!!!! No, really its all about building your endurance. (sorry for the hysterical sarcasm) I read an article recently that said something to the effect that even though you can run “X” amount of distance once or twice doesn’t mean that your body is prepared for it. It takes several weeks of running at that particular distance for your body to really be prepared for it. I think they also push you a little farther than the 6.2 miles because this is not a flat course, there is on HELL of a hill (4 degree incline for 1.5 miles) that will do in some runners if they have not trained for it.
My feet are starting to bother me, not sure what is going on, if its just adjusting to the new shoes, if they are the wrong shoes for me (please GOD don’t let that be the case, they were mucho expensiosio!!!!!), if I am trying to develop an injury, or what. I have a history of plantar fascitis, which I developed when I worked 12 hour shifts at the hospital and was on my feet for the majority of that time. I went to the podiatrist and he made some orthotics and I have been fine ever since. And since I’ve been a home health nurse I have not had any problems with that (since I sit on my butt in my car for most of my day)……until this week. I’ve always run with my orthotics in my shoes, but they felt very uncomfortable Thursday, so I tried running without them. My feet felt pretty good without them, but I was very nervous because I could feel the lack of support in my arches. Actually my arches are so high, I could feel nothing touching them in my shoes, so I don’t think this is my best course of action. But the pain doesn’t feel like the pain I had with PF, it is an achiness in my heels and outer aspect of my foot up my ankle about an inch, so it a couple parts of my foot. I’m hoping its just my feet adjusting to the increase in mileage. I will give it a week or so and if it is still bothering me, I will go to the podiatrist. Luckily, my big toe isn’t really bothering me anymore. Maybe I just traded one pain for the other.
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This will probably be it for blogging this week, I am going to be wrapped up in Haley’s Birthday WEEKEND. Have a good one!!!