Ran outside: 7 miles/ 60 min
After Thursdays run I left the gym with a lot of pain in my foot. I’m not sure what the problem is. Maybe over use? Could be something else? I have no idea. I decided to take Friday off from running to rest my foot in hopes that it would be fully recovered for todays 12 mile progression run. That did not happen. I woke up and my foot was still hurting. I thought that I could make it through the 12 miles but my progression run turned into a painful 7 miles. I think that I could have finished the 12 but I probably wouldn’t be able to walk after.
It is always so hard to tell yourself that you can’t run. I wanted so badly to keep running and finish my run but I knew that it was probably smarter to stop. I think I would rather stop at 7 miles than finish and be injured for weeks. Resting is so hard for me but I am learning that it is completely necessary for training. I hope that it will start healing up soon so that I can come back stronger in my training!
On Thursday Brian and I went to the gym and he taught me some strength exercises. I learned that since I stopped playing college softball I have become extremely weak. My biggest area of weakness is probably push ups and pull ups. It was TOUGH! We did a lot of other stuff but it was mostly just a run through of him showing me how to do everything so that when he leaves I can do it alone. After the work out we went out for Thai food.
Brian got Pad Thai and I tried to keep it healthy with chicken and vegetables ( brian ate my rice and of course left overs)
Then Friday I had a mock of my hair for the wedding! It was a lot of fun! My mom went with me and I was able to get a better idea of what my hair will really look like on the wedding day.
Sorry- my eyes wouldn’t open for some reason. I must have been super excited. I would put a picture of my hair all done but I don’t think that is allowed…
After I got my hair done my mom and I went over to Whole Foods and I bought A LOT of nuts! YUM! so many options.
I hope that everyone is having a good weekend!!!
How do you handle running injuries?