Do any of you who follow me work for yourselves and what do you do?
Ok, maybe that’s 2 questions.
I get an overwhelming feeling of sadness when I see someone blog and or tweet about foot/heel/arch pain coming on. I’m sad for them because I always think it must be what I have, plantar fasciitis. That’s how it started for me, I thought I had bruised my heel. A few days off, a couple weeks off, it’s just a bruised heel, it’ll clear up, right? No big deal.
8 months later, 3 physiotherapists, many missed races, 100s of KMs skipped, I’m still dealing with it. I see you mention foot pain, and I hope it isn’t so, but I see your goals slipping away, just like mine did.
I’m trying to stay positive, I readjusted my goals this year to include teaching others to run (currently instructing my 2nd clinic), and looking for unique, short races, (warrior dash last month and maybe zombie run or color run in Oct.) but it still sucks. Will I ever get passed this?
Anyways, this wasn’t supposed to be a pity party post, it’s supposed to be a “don’t eff around with pain” post. I waited because I thought I had just bruised my heel. I waited because I thought I just needed new shoes, i waited just to get through my upcoming races, then I waited because I knew I had waited too long and was scared of what I would hear. Don’t wait, find a good physio therapist and get on that.
OMG, I just found out there’s a zombie run and a colour run the weekends bookending the week we are going to Vegas! Which to do, which to do….
edited to add: I know the obvious answer is both, but we will probably go either Sat-Sat, or Sun-Sun, so I won’t actually be there for both…most likely.
I am ready for a career change. Not a job change, I just had one of those, but a career change. I think it’s time to figure out how to start down a new path. The older I get though, the harder this is to do.
Practiced Bikram again today, 3rd time. Napped like a champ when I got home!
I just finished a 5k race, and as I sit here recovering and reflecting, I realize I can’t remember if my foot hurt during the race. This is huge! This is the first race in… 6 months-ish that I can say my foot wasn’t a factor.
It’s a bit sore now, so I’m not completely healed, but this is huge progress! I’m pumped!
More on the race later.
Do you like running with a buddy, in groups, or solo? Why?
This really depends on what type of run I’m doing. If I’m doing a long run or a tempo run, I want to be by myself. I don’t want to feel the pressure of matching someone else. If I need an extra break on my long run, or my tempo isn’t as fast as someone else’s, I don’t want to feel bad about it.
However, if it’s a steady run, a fun run, an easy run, I think it’s great to run with people. And that’s not to say that when I do run with people we are always side by side, but I just feel less pressure when it’s a more relaxed run.
I’ve mentioned on my blog my former running group of coworkers, and without them I wouldn’t be where I am today. I love(ed) running with them, especially once I got over the initial fear of being the worst runner in the group. (Psst… there is no worst!)
I’ve also mentioned several times my new group, which is a group of ladies who are just getting into running. I instructed my first clinic through their build up to a 5K (race is this weekend) and I’m just about to start with my next group of Learn to Run runners!