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Day 35: Aug. 7 - Sore Over Easy - Rest Day
Just taking it easy today, since my toe, ankle, and shins were killing me on the last run, I have been icing them. Frozen Peas and I have been the best of friends for a while. Mom and I decided that instead of doing a 5 K this weekend, we would just try to run a 6 miles again on Saturday.
I do not want to injure myself, and then have to rest longer because I neglected to take care of my body’s needs.
Day 36: Aug. 8 - Mission Get Grove Back - 4.1 miles
The run was alright today. After icing my foot for a day, I thought everything would be back to normal. However, at the one mile mark, the pain came back, but not as strong like on Saturday. I do not know what is going on! Sometimes I think it is mental, because the pain goes away after a while, but if I am really hurting, I do not want to do any damage.
I just kept running, since my big toe was the only sore, or having that uncomfortable twinge feeling. Also, since the pain did not travel up to my ankle and shins, I felt like I could finish running.
After a while, like at 1.75 miles, the pain completely stopped. Which is crazy, making the last of my run comfortable, despite the fact that I still was not in the groove to run. It also made me feel crazy, thinking my body is playing mental games with me. because who really knows what is really going on!
I will continue to ice it, and I read online when I searched ’Pain in big toe when running’ , that I should heat it, so the blood can get to the area. Putting ice on the pain area is usually for swelling.
I will keep trying heal my big toe back together, in hopes that I can run on Saturday.
Day 37: Aug. 9 - Funk - 2.23 miles
Still in that crazy funk.
Despite that the weather was very humid this morning, I did not feel like running again. Today was 2 mile run, easy, basically a warm up. Nice 20 minute run. I should have no problem with this.
She helped push me to finish today. The air was dry mixed with the negative thoughts, were exhausting.
Whatever is going on, I want to get back on rhythm. Maybe I have just hit a runner’s block. I want to run. I want to complete a marathon. I just need to get over this hill, and I will.
Day 38: Aug. 10 - Better But, Not Quite - 4.1 miles
It was humid, again. What else would you expect from the dry summer.
I could not keep up with mom at all today. I was struggling. I had heated my foot again like crazy. Told Mom that I would probably not be able to run on Saturday because my toe was aching again.
I was running slow, which I have been for a couple of weeks down. Then it came to me, maybe I am not running my pace. I told Mom, “I think it is time we run at different paces, because I just cannot keep up with you anymore, and I feel pressured to do so. I just think you are naturally faster than me. ” Of course she said if that I can slow down if I needed, but she did not think that was the issue. She thinks it is all mental.
I just pushed through it, and eventually the pain went away again.
I am going to completely stay off of my foot the couple of days I have before running on Saturday.
So, no more tennis after runs!
Day 39: Aug. 11 - Mission Get Over Funk - Rest/ Recuperate
Been heating and icing my toe and shines on and off all day. Took some Advil as well. So far so good. Maybe there is hope for the run. :)
Day 40: Aug. 12 - Mission Get Over Funk 2 - Recuperate / Bike 2.23 miles
Heated my foot earlier today. Then, I had some trouble with academics, that did not leave me too happy - disagreement with a professor.
I ended up going to the library - on bike of course- to relieve some stress. The distance is two miles (to and from). Plus, I really wanted pick up my book, before it closed at 5pm.
It was a nice little distractions, but the weather was extremely hot, 4 pm is the hottest time of the day. It was like 90 something degrees, crazy.
I ended up falling asleep around 5 pm. I did not eat dinner very well that day either.
I woke up around 10:30pm, and could not get back to sleep until 4 AM.
Good thing though — my foot was not aching.