Well hello there!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend and if you are in the States, a fantastic 4th. We had a great time of enjoying The Jungle Book, hanging out with friends, hiking, the beach and an amazing weekend of absolutely gorgeous weather.
I decided to take a little blogging vacation. It’s the first time in 4.5 years of writing this blog that I have gone 4 days without posting. In years past, I would never allow myself to do that. I would be freaking out that I was losing readers or that I wasn’t keeping up with the “other” bloggers. But you know what? It felt great to not have to jump on the computer to get a post out. Plus, it’s summer – It’s meant to be savored and enjoyed! The good news is that I was excited to get back to it today. I missed you guys!
So let’s catch up a bit. Specifically about running.
Mt. Washington was 2.5 weeks ago. My foot felt good for the whole race. The week afterwards, I kept my running easy with less mileage and ran “naked”. My foot wasn’t feeling entirely good on those runs. Not horrible but not right either. In fact, it felt like my posterior tib tendon was tight and not as happy as it should be. I tweaked it when I rolled my ankle the week before Washington.
Then last week, my chiropractor adjusted my foot and it felt a ton better. I also had a massage and Jess seemed to think the tendon seemed tight but OK. She was more concerned that my calf/shin felt “shifted” to the side of where they were supposed to be. I took a couple days off from running to let things rest. However, we went hiking on Sunday. I never actually rolled my ankle but at some point the posterior tib started to get angry with me. If my foot rolled externally off a rock, I’d get pain. It wasn’t all the time, just on occasion. I’m beginning to think that hiking with my kids should be avoided at all costs. I seem to hurt things during every outing!
Since then I’ve been icing, rolling, stretching, swathed in KT tape and soaking my foot in Epsom salts.
I’ve also been a hypochondriac Googling anything I can about posterior tib issues. I even had myself convinced that I’m doomed for surgery. Thanks Dr. Google!
The good news is that I ran yesterday morning with no pain at all. It even felt good afterwards. It must have been because I had wonderful company along the Maine shore. It was my first time meeting Sue. If there’s one thing that I can say about social media and blogging is that it’s allowed me to meet some fantastic people from all over. Remember when it was a scary thing to meet people on the internet? Would they be a psycho killer? Lol.
My plan is to lay off running this week to let the tendon rest. My bigger plan for running is still a big question mark. I had thought about doing a full marathon in the Fall but now that’s not going to happen. My heart just isn’t into full training right now. Long runs of 16, 18 or 20 miles have zero appeal. Besides, it would be foolish to jump into training when my foot is feeling wonky. I do have a half at the end of September so maybe I’ll make that my goal race for the fall.
Until then, I’ll keep plugging along, working this foot back into shape!
Linking up with Thinking Out Loud!
How’s your running?
Meeting blogging/social media friends in person – yay or nay?