Kind of funny that I wrote more when I was injured than when I’m actually running again, right? No? Okay.
I’ve been running again for the past 3 weeks, which seems crazy to say because it feels like it’s only been a week. I’ve had so many ups and downs in these past 3 weeks though, so it’s good to know that I didn’t experience all of that in only 1 week. If that makes any sense.
I had a minor meltdown after my first week of running because I was having weird issues on both of my feet. I thought I had a stress fracture in my other foot (how horrible would that be?), and I had so many weird aches and pains that I frantically researched what the problem could be and I began to think I needed new shoes immediately. I envisioned myself quitting running, quitting the internet, and becoming an alcoholic until the Spring. Not dramatic at all.
But, due to my research, I’ve come to the conclusion that my bunions are bothering me. Sounds gross, right? I never really knew what a bunion was until recently and so many people have them, they just are never irritated. I recently bought a pair of Tom’s and I think that’s what irritated them in the first place. It’s so much better now! I’ve been icing and not wearing any shoes that my feet aren’t properly supported in.
Amongst that freakout, I bought a pair of Hokas! I was so skeptical/nervous about buying them, but I am so glad I took the leap because I LOVE THEM! They supposedly absorb 80% of the impact from running and they will last ~600 miles. They are super cushioned, light, and I can’t wait to run some distance in them. And I got a cute color
Running is going well otherwise. The longest distance I’ve run has only been 3.85 miles, which kind of seems like a lot to me! I’m focused on taking it easy and going slow. Not only do I feel out of shape, but the last thing I want to happen is to re-injure myself because I jumped back into it too fast, whether that be re-fracturing my foot or some other form of running injury. I’ve been running every other day and have mostly been failing on the cross training front. I only want to run!!!!
I’ve got a tentative training schedule, but I’m still figuring out what my Fall season of running/racing is going to look like. As of right now, I am definitely running Ragnar Relay in the Adirondacks at the end of September. I’m running this with Nuun and I am psyched to say the least.
I’m also running the last 5K in the Prospect Park Al Goldstein series next Wednesday. I wouldn’t say I’m racing it though, the way a 9:30 mile feels to me right now is a joke. #Depressing…But, I can’t wait to see my running friends!
I’ve also been accepted onto the Oiselle team for another year and I can’t wait to wear my singlet again, I feel like it’s been so long. Since the marathon, I guess!
It’s been a rough week personally, but I’m glad today is Friday because I’m having a pretty good day and it’s nice to end the week on a good note. I have a few big decisions to make, one includes whether or not to sell my car because it’s constantly giving me problems and it’s always a crapshoot on whether or not it’s going to start.
For now, I’m bringing the car to NH and leaving it there for a bit. I just need it to be away from me for a while. The stress it’s causing me is not worth it. At all. If I sell it, I’ll sell it up there. It’s going up either this weekend or next. We kind of have to make that decision right now.
So, on that note, I may be cramming 8+ hour of travel into 2 days, so I’ll see you on the flip side.
I hope to be running 4-5 miles on Sunday no matter where I am!!!