I don’t even know why I stopped blogging, but… I’m back. Maybe. I want to be.
Race season starts in a month — and I’m not ready. Well, I was. I WAS killing my training this summer — I even managed a few sub-9 minute mile/negative split runs in 100% humidity. And then… I switched shoes (AGAIN, because I am FICKLE) and my Plantar Fasciitis came raging back with a vengeance. It sucks.
I took two weeks off from running completely, and it didn’t do much to help. So I said, “Eff it – I’m running anyway.” My chiropractor finally gave me some hope after some ART on the balls of my feet and my calves (basically, he applied pressure to various spots on my feet and legs — while I cried tears of pain). He is also making me roll my left foot out with a golf ball at home, which is a completely different type of torture. I also switched shoes AGAIN and it has made a world of difference. And now I am an ASICS girl (Gel Cumulus).
Oh hey, Newport — you are amazing.
Last week, I was traveling for work (see above!) and ran back-to-back days with issue. Then, this Saturday was the first time I did not feel completely defeated after a long run (also the first time I’ve been able to run a 10-miler under a 10 min/mile pace).
So, I feel like I’m on the mend. But, like I said — it just sucks.
I’m getting excited about racing again though – and hopefully cooler weather — and maybe, probably blogging more. In October I have Lighthouse Loop, November I have Space Coast, and in December Mt. Dora. So much racing!! I can’t wait.