23 May 2007

Okay kids, it's started.....

For the last week or so I've been kind of searching. My workouts are going really well, I'm gaining muscle and losing fat and really feeling great. But this is the danger zone. The time when I get feeling cocky and this is usually where the wheels come off. I've been trying to avoid that happening and I thought a race might be a good idea. I'm itching to do a triathlon but just can't fit the swimming in right now so that will have to wait.

After looking through the local race calendar last night I think I found the perfect solution. The Firecracker 5k on July 4th. It takes place less than 1/2 mile from my house. It's on July 4th (which is 5 weeks away). It's only a 5k. So I've set my sights on that.

I've been having a real problem with plantar in my right foot. I've been trying to clear it up for weeks now; ice, stretching, ibuprofen, golf ball rolling; and nothing seems to help. There is a certain level of pain and I can't seem to make it go away. Last night I was doing my evening stretching and added a new stretch where I'm actually staring at my foot for 60 seconds. As I as looking at my foot I realized it looked different. After I was done stretching I investigated the problem and found that the arch in my right foot has fallen - completely. That's why I can't make the plantar go away. So I've decided to just ignore it. I will continue to treat the plantar as I have been but I'm not going to worry about why it won't go away. If my arch has fallen, it may never go away. So I guess it's time to learn to live with it.

So towards my goal, I got up and ran this morning Now I haven't run in probably 2 months and it felt good. I ran slow and only ran for 30 minutes. I ended up feeling strong. So I'm back to running - yeah!!!

I was looking at the calendar and realized that I have to be ready to run a 15k by August, so I better get running. Okay, now I've got to get some work done.


Dances with Corgis said...

I'm happy you found a 5k that's so convenient. Good luck with your foot.

TriShannon said...

Hope you foot gets better! A local (and very close) 5k sounds like a great goal!

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