Don't Run For A Month!
Well, I know I said I was going to take a break but I was thinking 5 days for sure, maybe 7. I was not thinking a month. I guess that is what I get for complaining.
You are probably wondering why a doctor would say that to me. I haven't mentioned an injury. Well, I was using the "Don't talk about it, it will surely go away" approach. Didn't work. My heel began to bother me again awhile ago. I continued the stretches I have been doing all along and hoped it was just a short visit. For a long time it was barely noticeable and I did seem able to keep it at bay. During September I have been thinking I needed to actually see a professional about it but it still wasn't hurting a whole lot. So I thought I should go before it did.
I am sure the pain, no matter how much, was contributing to my negative feelings about running. It wasn't constant or even present on every run but I was afraid it would make an unwelcome appearance. It did not hurt at all during the half marathon but it hurt the most afterwards that it has hurt in a long time. So I took it easy this week with just 1 bike ride. I guess now I am going to find it easier to fit in those bike rides.
I am most disappointed about my race in NH in one week. This is the one I signed up for with work friends. I have permission to walk it which does not excite me in the least but I will do it. I'd rather take it easy now so I can do more running later.
I can bike, swim, use the elliptical :( and on and on. You get it. A lot of you have been here or are here. Another thing that does bum me out is the speed that I am beginning to build up will disappear again. Oh well. At least I had a GREAT time at my race last weekend. I couldn't have felt better. Now I'll get healthy again so I can do my favorite half in February and others in the spring. And I plan to be running in that new Santa race in December. This is a pause. Not a stop.
2. I am slowly working my way through all the library books I got out. Some I have not finished. Some I skimmed. So far there are none I am in love with but that is the beauty of library books. It doesn't matter as I only borrowed them. Right now I am reading The Submission which has a good idea but hasn't captured me. It is one I will finish though.
3. I had a good bike ride on Tuesday. I took my camera to get some pictures but before I knew it the sun was setting. Shorter days is not something I like about fall. But the temperature was great. I went on the road where I got my flat. Believe me I approached all those pot holes much more slowly!
There is some color out there but it is not spectacular yet. I hope to get out on my bike this weekend and see some more color although I have been paying no attention to the forecast.