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Day 15 – Day 17

I did not do much in those three days. I wore tennis shoes to work and that little thing under my foot. I seemed to help. I had no pain the second day and it stayed that way. In some strange way, I did not miss running. I think I go in cycles like that.

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2009 in Blogroll

 

Day 14 – Ouchie

My foot hurt pretty bad all day long and I was glad to get to the doctor. It took a bit of poking and prodding but he found the boo-boo in my foot and diagnosed me with “Morton’s Neuroma“.  A nerve between my bones in my foot is inflamed, causing the pain. So the doctor game me a little rubber thing to put in my shoe to prevent the two bones from rubbing together and further aggitating the nerve. If that doesn’t help I’ll have to get a cortazone shot in my foot…yikes!

The doctor said I can continue to run, but I think I’ll stick with non-weightbearing exercises for now! lol Worst case cenario I’ll be needing surgery, I don’t want that.

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2009 in Blogroll

 

Day 6 through Day 11

Day 6: Took the day off after the 6 mile group run.

Day 7: Ran on the treadmill for 3.5 miles. Left foot in the ball area started hurting but ran through it.

Day 8 – Day 11: Rested the foot, which is hard to do because one HAS to walk on it, specially if one is interested in staying employed. Called the doctor and set up an appointment for Day 14, figuring if the pain gets better, then I could always cancel.

Day 12: Ran 3 miles at home at a slow pace (not intentionally), but the foot didn’t hurt too bad afterwards, which made me decide to run the Columbus 10k on day 13.

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2009 in Blogroll, Running

 

Day 3 – Rest…Mike Rowe’s “burpie” workout

I’ll have to try this one of these days, but I am afraid my knees will give me a fit!

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2009 in Blogroll

 

Day 2

Comments: The run was bit tougher today than yesterday. I think it’s because I hadn’t run in over a week and my legs were fresh yesterday. That’s ok.

Yesterday I signed up with Marathoners in Training (MiT). I wasn’t sure if I was going to train with them again, the Saturday runs are an hour away, but I am afraid that if I didn’t, I would not train right or at all. It is all silly I know and I am looking forward to this Saturday’s run.

I started listening to a new book on tape. The Scold’s Bridle by Minette Walters. I have read the book before, but it’s been a couple of years, and I don’t remember “who done it”. I really enjoy this auther, she writes the plots and twists really well. I have read Disordered Minds as well, and will listen to that next. After that I plan on starting with her oldest novel and work myself to her newest one, depending on what is available on CD’s on tape.

My legs are tired. I might make tomorrow a rest day or just push some peddles around.

Time: 10:00am

Weather: 71, sunny, humid!

Shoes: Saucony Progrid Guide 2

Distance: 3.1 miles

Time: 34 something

Split: Not sure

Course: To Goodale Park and back

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2009 in Blogroll, Running

 

Day 1

Comments: Today started DAY ONE of my half marathon training adventure (No. 10). My goal is to be able to cross the finish line in a faster time than last year.

I just read through some old posts of mine back from August ’07. Even though I am not much faster now than I was back then, I have learned so much about myself and the sport. I would not trade it for the world.

An update on my father-in-law: He endured his 8th chemo last week and took a tumble that evening when he got dizzy and fell. We learned that the toilett is much harder than his head, and now he is sporting a good sized boo-boo on his forehead. He has 3 chemos left and I will be so glad for him when this is over. He is just so miserable and each chemo treatment just hits him harder. I am so very proud of him for staying so strong (even though he feels so weak).

Last week the hubby and I went on our annual quadding (four wheeler) trip to Michigan. Just like the previous years, we had a great time and hated having to come back. If retirement is all about that kind of life, then I am ready to retire today!

Here are a few pictures from our adventure. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did when they were taken.

I found what appears to be a good application for my iPhone. I currently track my running on http://runningahead.com (and plan to continue to do so). That website is now integrated with Facebook (until the app is approved by FB you can find the app link here). However, the technical geek that I am not, I am always looking for great gadget or application to tickle my fancy. I found this: Pace. I wish it would also allow me to add non-running workouts, perhaps that will come in future updates.

Time: 10:00am

Weather: 67, sunny

Shoes: Saucony Progrid Guide 2

Distance: 3.1 miles

Time: 33:09

Split: 10:42

Course: To Goodale Park and back

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2009 in Blogroll, Running

 

The shoes gotta go

The four miles I ran today started to get painful after mile two. I am not sure why I even tried, that was rather silly. The run otherwise was good. Even though the feet hurt, it felt good to be running again.  I ordered shoes last Wednesday. Hopefully they come in soon.

The colonoscopy did not show anything wrong with me and now it’s on to checking my small intestines. I have never gone without eating for a whole day and I now look at people that go on a hunger strike from a totally different perspective. I was allowed to drink water, Sprite and eat jello, and at the end of the day I was sick of that. lol The whole ordeal made me loose 5 lbs. The goal is to keep it off and loose some more along the way.

The family bought the Wii Fit. Our youngest is working her little heart out on that right now. I plan on using it as part of my cardio workout, just to make it a little fun.

We are going on vacation next Saturday. I am looking forward to that. After we get back I plan on getting onto the bandwagon for the 1/2 in October, training for the Spirit of Columbus 1/2 marathon (August) along the way.

 
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Posted by on May 9, 2009 in Blogroll, Running