Today I tested out the foot and it felt pretty darn good. Still a bit off but fine to run on. My coach warned me that I was going to want to go longer than the 5 miles that he told me to do and like usual, he was right. BUT I did listen to him and I stopped at five miles and stretched for a while.
Last Thursday night I started to freak out when my foot was swollen. It had already been an especially lame week because of other things going on and I was worrying big time that whatever was happening with my foot was going to have me out from running for a bit. I really want that sub 3 in October and so taking a few weeks off would really put a damper on hitting that goal.
After worrying for a solid 1.4 hours I had to stop myself. I reminded myself that setbacks are normal. Things happen even when you are doing everything that you can (not saying that I was doing everything possible to avoid injuries… I was sure trying though) to stay injury free. I am pretty sure everybody has a setback in their training every now and then whether it be physically or mentally or both. I don’t think being an optimist means that you are happy and smiling all day long. I think it means that you can take a situation that isn’t so great, realize that it is normal to have hard times/setbacks and do what you can to bounce back. I decided I was going to stop worrying (because that doesn’t get you anywhere), remember that every runner has setbacks and do something about it—> get a sports massage, rest, elevate, ice, go to Dr. B (today) and hope for the best.
Don’t get too discouraged when things pop up during your training (or life;) that take you back a few steps. Those setbacks help you to learn, grow and come back stronger if you choose to bounce back. Powering through the setbacks that we have along the way make achieving those goals of ours taste even sweeter:)
Let’s discuss a couple very unimportant matters that I feel are important.
I gave Brooke an amazing sugar cookie and this is what she gave back to me. I mean, the frosting is the best part but still…
This pink blanket has magical powers over Brooke and the more of it that is touching her the happier she is.
I find this VERY FITTING:
When we slept at my aunt’s house in California over this last weekend it brought back some sweet memories. The day after I had Brooke we didn’t have an apartment yet (I pretty much had just gotten off the airplane when I went into labor) and so we stayed at my aunt’s house. This last weekend we stayed in the same room that we did those first few nights of her life and it just made me so happy to remember little infant Brooke (aka Spikey).
I watched the Office 5k episode last night. Every time I watch Michael down fettuccine alfredo before running his 5k I cringe… that just sounds so painful. I can barely handle a gu before a 5k let alone alfredo sauce ha.
I always come prepared with a blanket and sweatshirt in my car just in case a restaurant is freezing. I look really cool whenever I use it. Brooke wasn’t cold because she was running around in the play place but she did take some breaks to cuddle.
Just one more SLC picture.
What are some of your running goals right now?
Had any set-backs in your training over the last few months?
Worst thing you have ever eaten right before a race?
Where were you born?