Category Archives: Pain

5.69 @ work (10:48)

Comments: The word “knee” and “pain” in the same sentence is a runner’s worst nightmare. At least IMHO. Well *sigh* this morning I set out on my trek and my right knee was aching with every step! Before it has only hurt when going up and down the stairs, but today it was hurting while I was running.  😦 

I didn’t want to throw in the towel right away (even though I already saw me finishing the marathon drifting off into a black hole and I started to feel my eyes water up) and continued running. The pain finally subsided after a ½ mile and mentally I was grinning at myself thinking ‘ya licked it’. Then, at mile 2 it came back!  

Now I feel like: “Stupid is what stupid does” Yep, that’s me…of course I continued running and the pain went away at mile 2.50. While I am running the e-mail that our coach sent us came to mind “don’t be a hero, if you have some unusual aches and pains take an additional day off”…And here I was running an additional 3 miles just to prove that my knee was ok. God, I need to be struck by lightening! 

2 hours later I sit at my desk; my knee is not hurting, but occasionally it aches a little bit though. Tomorrow is a 13 miler, for which I plan to run to the in-laws’ house and have them drive me back home. However, this time I’ll take my coaches words into consideration; if the knee is hurting I’ll return back to the house and try again on Sunday. Tom from Runner’s Lounge mentioned strengthening exercises; it made his ‘knee on the stairs pain’ go away. That makes sense and I’ll have to give it a shot!

I wanted to send my best good luck wishes to Marathon Dude Bill who is running the Erie Marathon this weekend! Good Luck

!!!Run Bill Run!!!

Time: 7:00 AM

Weather: 72 degrees

Clothes: Imzumi Techinical Shirt, Adidas Shorts

Shoes: Pearl Izumi (left foot), Ascic Gell-1120 (right foot)

Distance: 5.69 (I think my Garmin is off)

Time: 1:01:24

Split: 10:48 (I did not feel THAT fast)

Course: To Goodale Park, 1 ½ loops, then up & down Neil Ave.


Posted by on September 7, 2007 in Pain, Running


3 miles @ home

Comments: We worked on the addition (of the house) all day; my knees where complaining and my hamstrings were sick of being used. lol But I only had to run three, so out I went for an easy run.

I wore my Ascis, they have a bigger toe box. I did not get the inserts as I wanted to and around mile 2 it was starting to hurt under my foot in the ball area, under the bone that leads to my middle toe. If I don’t have inserts by the next time I run I’ll be wearing the Izumi on my left and the Asics on my right foot to ease the pain.

Negative split! I was excited about that. And I saw a deer jumping across the street in front of me. So it was a good run. If I only could be half as graceful running as the deer was at jumping! lol

Time: 7 pm

Weather: mid 65’s

Clothes: Adidas Shirt, Adidas Shorts

Shoes: Asics Gel-1120

Distance: 3.07

Time: 34:27

Split: 11:14

Course: Towards 256


Posted by on September 3, 2007 in Pain, Running, Side Pains


18 mile Group Run (11:30)


Comments: Overall a good run!

I GUed at mile 5, 9, and 14ish. It was important to me to finish mentally strong, so I made sure I was dehydrated and drank a lot of water the day before. It worked.

Around mile 14 – 15 my legs started getting really heavy, the muscles in my butt and legs started to hurt so I let the group I was running with get away from me. I didn’t want to push myself and still be that far from the end.

My left foot was getting sore under the middle toe bone starting at mile 5. At times I had to change my gait so I would be able to continue running. After I finished I was not able to put any weight down on it, and now, about 6 hours later, it finally getting better. I did ice it some after I got home. I plan on buying some inserts for my shoes, hoping that will fix the problem.

The last two miles were the toughest ones, but I was telling myself that my muscles needed the workout so they would get stronger. I listened to the book “Judge & Jury” the whole way instead of music.

It makes me chuckle when I look at the time, which is the longest I have ever run. Why? Because I can honestly say that I have given birth faster than it takes me to run 18 miles! lol

Tomorrow is a rest day! 🙂

Time: 7 am

Weather: mid 65’s degrees

Clothes: Brooks Shirt, Adidas Shorts, Fuel Belt

Shoes: Asics Gel-1120

Distance: 18.33

Time: 3:30:34

Split: 11:30

Course: Up and down Olentangy Trail


Posted by on September 1, 2007 in Group Run, Long Run, Pain, Running, Toe Pains


Put a fork in me, I am done…

Well not quite, but I came close:

I ran last night, 6 miles…at mile 4 I just wanted to quit…Quit running forever! I was friggin’ hot, miserable, I felt like I had asthma, I could not breathe right due to the humidity, my legs wouldn’t move the way I wanted them to, the fertilizer in the field stank,  and my new fuel belt is different than my old one, so that was messing with the mp3 cord going to my ears, always getting tangled up with my hands. The music I was listening too was one female after another complaining about life, etc etc etc. 

But instead of giving up I dug, deep, I mean really deep inside me and forced myself to go on. I think all my running buddies, real life and online were standing behind me and beside me telling/pushing me to go on. The conversation I had with myself would have made even a sailor blush! I actually had to laugh when I growled at myself. I turned the music off and just listend to my slow ‘pidder padder’ and I made it home after 1 hour and 13 mins of running.

Seriously, I think that I pushed my body too far/hard last Sunday and it is now getting even with me: “Ha, you want me to run…I think not!” So tonight (5 miles) I am just gonna see how the bones are holding up and just make some trips around the block.

I am looking forward to tomorrow’s rest day, but not the 18 miler on Saturday. lol

On a good note: I did fill out my Columbus Marathon entry form today to give to my running coach to turn in with our group. It was temping to put a check mark next to the 1/2 marathon race (I would have choosen the “Red Nose Children’s Run”, but I am a tad too old for that! lol), but I didn’t. The form asked for my Predicted Time, I wrote down 5hrs and 30 min. That should be do-able considering I ran my 1/2 marathon in 2hrs and 27 min.


Posted by on August 30, 2007 in Pain, Running, Side Pains, Toe Pains


5.38 @ work (10:59)

Comments: Oh the humidity…yuck, yuck, and double yuck! But, I got another run behind me. Overall not bad, the first mile or two is always a killer and then it gets better. Around mile 3.5 my left foot started to hurt under the middle toe. The pain was manageable as long as I didn’t step on an uneven crack or a pebble/rock.

I am not sure how I am going to get my 6 miler in tomorrow; I simply can’t run that long at work, time wise. By the time I get home and everyone/everything situated I am usually too darn tired to get my “gear” on. So, I might just do cross training.

Time: 9:45 am

Weather: 72, sunny, windy, 78% humidity

Clothes: Adidas shorts, Adidas technical shirt

Shoes: Pearl Izumi

Distance: 5.38 miles

Time: 59.:05

Split: 10:59

Course: Around Goodale Park and down Neil Ave & back


Posted by on August 20, 2007 in Pain, Running


Toe Nails: Casualty of Running

Edit: I noticed that quite a few people look at this page, which leads me to assume they are trying to find out some info on toe nails, or the loss there off. I did some research a while back when I first ended up with bruised/lost nails.

You can find that research here. I hope it helps!


Original Post: It appears that my middle toe nail (right foot) will be a casualty of last Saturday’s 1/2 marathon, but it also could be from today’s run; I am not sure. What I do know is that it is sore and wearing shoes is unpleasant right now. I’d rather not loose another nail, but it won’t stop me from running.

The good thing is that the hubby tells me he’ll love me no matter how many purple/missing toe nails I have. woot!

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Posted by on July 30, 2007 in Blogroll, Pain, Toe Pains


Bike @ work 30 min

Time: 11:00am

Workout: Stationary Bike

Duration: 30 min

Miles: No idea

Calories: No idea

Shoes: Pearl Izumi

Comments: Rode on a different bike then yesterday…I had to slow down/stop twice to adjust my pants/shorts, which stopped the timer/counter on the bike, so no info….did my stretches afterwards. No pain while riding, but now my legs is a little sore.

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Posted by on July 13, 2007 in Biking, Pain


Bike @ work 16.20 miles

Time: 4:00pam

Workout: Stationary Bike

Duration: 45 min

Miles: 16.2

Calories: 238

Shoes: Pearl Izumi

Comments: Not bad, just very boring…still have pains in my leg/hip, but not too bad.

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Posted by on July 12, 2007 in Pain


The result is in

I have piriformis syndrome. I pulled the piriformis (a butt) muscle which argited my sciatic nerve (going down my leg). Physical therapy (PT) and some ART (Active Relase Technique) are in order. “My” doctor hopes to have me back running in about 2 weeks. My first ART appointment is the 16th, being that my first PT (initial evaluation) isn’t until the 23rd I’ll have the ART treatment first.

Because it hurts on the elliptical rider I’ll be peddeling my butt of so I don’t loose any of the muscles strength I have gained. He also showed me a specific stretch I should do and told me how many times to ice it per day.

I’ll be on the bike tonight after work before class! I figure I can do that for an hour and then do my stretching.

I am now on the road to recovery *meep!* *meep!*

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Posted by on July 12, 2007 in Blogroll, Doctor Visit, Pain


Bike 7.2 miles, Eliptical Rider ~ 2 miles

Time: 10:00am

Workout: Stationary Bike

Duration: 20 min

Miles: 7.2

Calories: 112

Shoes: Pearl Izumi

Comments: Figured I’d go for the low impact exercise. Felt pretty good, not aches or pains.


Time: 10:25am

Workout: Eliptical rider

Duration: 20 min

Miles: 1.97

Calories: 286

Shoes: Pearl Izumi

CommentsRight side (hip/muscles) started to hurt after 18 min. Now, over an hour later I have dull pains going up and down the right side of my leg. Can’t wait to find out what is causing the pain, heal up, and get back at it. Not running is driving me (and in turn my family) nuts!

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Posted by on July 11, 2007 in Elliptical Rider, Pain, Stationary Bike