Thursday, September 22, 2011
Yesterday I went out to run and was hesitant and took it slow because my ankle was hurting since the Half. I took breaks when my ankle seemed to hurt, but otherwise all seemed good. The running felt really awesome.. like I was reliving the half and really enjoying not getting tired and my renewed spirit was high. When got home I stuck my foot in the cold pool and felt fine. You can see it here: www.endomondo.com/workou
Later that night my toe starting hurting, which started being a little sore about a week ago, but seemed ok. When I took my sock off there was an ugly purple toenail, plus a blister on the toe next to it. Like a kid who doesn’t cry till they see blood, I think it hurts more now that I’ve seen it. So I am taking a week off, or at least however long it takes for it to get better. Instead of sitting around though…. I am planning to start my P90X again and work my upper body which I have let weaken a lot over the summer. I might not get far into the full 90 days, but will do what I can.
To keep me motivated to keep running, I am already signed up for a 15K in November, Stockade-athon (in Schenectady) and really want to do the Sacandaga Lake 10K in late October. Also, I have offered my running club to be a co-director of a race in January, the Winter Wimp where people have the option of doing 2.2 miles or keep going and do 4.4 miles – no matter how cold the weather! It will be interesting to see how much work and planning goes into the creation of a race!