Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Last winter/spring I was training for the Flying Pig marathon in Cincinnati. I was training solo and really pushed myself through some horrid runs in a lot of snow. I made it through 2 20 milers alone!!! My feet were nagging me along the way but about a month before the race the pain was unbearable. I went to see an orthopedist and he told me I had posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction. He recommended PT and stability shoes. I did the PT for a bit and got shoes, but the only thing that helped was stopping running for about a month. IT sucked, I skipped the race, but I could barely walk at that point. Well, it is flared up with a vengence and I am only running 20 miles a week. Boo. I am so sad. I am stretching and icing, but I think I better be careful and make sure not to run 2 days in a row. So unfair. I am pretty much limping, good times. When I wake up in the morning or get up after sitting for awhile, it's like someone tightened a spring in my arch and I can't flatten my foot. I literally hobble to go tend to Harper in the middle of the night.
I want to run, I want to push my limits, I want to sweat and leave it out there on the road, yet here I am again with feet that don't want to cooperate. My plan is to ice after every run, do my PT stretches everyday and make sure to run every other day (up my biking). If I do run 2 days in a row, one run has to be under 5 miles. I will make it through this HM, if my feet are still flared up I will head back to the doctor. Maybe I need orthodics this time around.
On another note, Harper is rolling over again and again. She's got it down! Yay. Her first big milestone. She did it once the other day while leaning on a pillow, so it helped her roll; but today I had her laying on the living room floor on her excercise mat and she did it while I was in the kitchen. I came back in and there she was on her stomach, I didn;t leave her that way! I was so sad that I missed it. Then I went to the bathroom and she did it again! No one saw it but Mushi. Luckily for me once I sat down and played with her for awhile she did it several more times. Such a cutie. I just can't get over how much I love this kid.
- distance runner attempting to run a marathon in every state, vegetarian foodie, mediocre triathlete, sucky swimmer, mommy to Harper, tea lover, coffee drinker, animal saver, hubby snuggler, race addict, full time working 31 year old living in cleveland
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