I think I might be back
12 miles on Saturday morning, and almost entirely pain free. I have a spot on my left foot where my shoe has been rubbing and that is more sore right now than my tendon. Getting back out on my neighborhood hills felt absolutely amazing and the weather was pretty perfect too…temps in the 50’s with a light drizzle that started right around my third mile. I fully expected to not be able to walk after this run and instead I felt more alive than I have in weeks.
As of tomorrow I am excited and terrified to be able to say that my marathon is “next month”. I consider this run to be the beginning of my official training. Although it’s starting a little later than I would have liked, I still have time. This week I’m hoping to get back to my usual 4 day run/2 day cross train/1 day rest schedule – already knocked out a pain-free-aside-from-my-stupid-foot-rubbing 10K this morning WOO HOO! – and am shooting for a 15 mile long run this weekend. Then an 18 miler in two weeks and a scary, scary 20 miler two weeks after that. Had none of this happened, I wanted to get in another 20 before race day, but I’m not going to push it.
Anyway, including this 12, I logged 32 miles last week. My most since January!
On Friday I had an appointment with my PT. He was nice and I think the pulling and adjusting that he did had a pretty major impact even for the first visit. He also looked at me like I was crazy when I told him the Dr. Awful story and is certain that my tendon is in a healing stage after getting badly beaten up from wearing the wrong shoes. I also have some stiffness because I spent the past couple months overcompensating for the injury so he gave me some good exercises to do at home. He then told me that they could get me started out running “a couple miles at a time”.
Now I’m not one to go directly against doctor’s orders, but sure, boss. He must have conveniently forgotten I told him that had been running solid on it all week already.
I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. It snowed here AGAIN yesterday ::rageface:: but from here on out it almost looks like spring might stick around. A girl can dream.