Sunday, January 13, 2013
Headed to the Y tonight for my Sunday run on the indoor track. It's like 29F here, so I thought I'd run there. I was a really good girl and stretched my hammy's, quads soleus muscles and calves really good before starting on the track. Eight laps make a mile. I started out walking, and made it 2 laps when the bottom of my right foot started to stab slightly. I am so grateful to CSTREAM for her post on Rookie Runners, which I read on my iPhone before heading to the Y. Because of her, I decided to step off the track and jump on the elliptical. I finished my 30 minutes there, and headed home. I'm disappointed in not being able to run, but I really want to do these races this year, and I know from experience how some injuries you just can't run through.
As it stands right now, I have only run on this twice, and the pain is isolated to just north of the heel. It has not spread further up the foot. I am going to RICE with a styrofoam ice cup and stretch my legs really good morning and night, as well as before/after exercise. I'm going to use the elliptical (and maybe water running) as a substitute to running until it stops hurting. February 3rd is the official start of my training schedule to be ready for the Whidbey Island Half on April 14th. I hope I can get this pain managed before then. Here's my Marathon Wish List this year.
April 14, 2013 Whidbey Island Half Marathon
May 5, 2013 Vancouver Half Marathon - Vancouver, BC
May 19, 2013 Rock N Roll Portland Half Marathon
June 2, 2013 North Olympic Discovery Half Marathon - Sequim, WA
June 22, 2013 Rock N Roll Seattle Half Marathon
August 3, 2013 Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon
October 6, 2013 Okanagan Marathon - Kelowna, BC
November 24, 2013 Seattle Half Marathon