Thank you to everyone who offered advices on my last post regarding fuel and plantar fasciitis. I appreciate all your comments. I want to especially thank JILL.
Do you follow the blog Run with Jill? You should! She has had to deal with foot injury last year and she learned a lot about how to fix the problem. She took the time to send me 2 long emails over the weekend with advices and exercises that I can do to fix my PF problem. That was NICE and GENEROUS. Thank you Jill!
Taper time is here again.
I don't like taper week. I become completely paranoid about getting sick. I drive my family nuts asking every 10 minutes "are you sick?" "do you have a booboo in your belly?" (that one just to the kids obviously ) "did you wash your hands?". Yes I am a real pain in the butt.
I also wonder if I prepared enough. I tell myself I will go to bed early every night during taper week and I usually don't because I am an idiot. Like last night...bedtime should have been 10 and instead I turned the light off at midnight.
I was worried about my last long run because of the pain I had in my foot last week. I decided to do my 10 miles on Saturday instead of Sunday because we were supposed to get nasty winds on Sunday. Friday I iced and stretched and rolled on the tennis ball (aouchy). I was ready mentally in case I needed to cut short if I had pain. I did not have to do that. I did the 10 miles. I wore compression socks to help with Achilles pain and it did. I don't usually wear them to run but now I am considering wearing them on Sunday. I took one salt stick before leaving and 1 every 3 miles. I still had salty sweat but not as bad as last week so I am doing that on Sunday.
Yesterday I went back for 3 easy miles. No pain. I iced and did exercises for PF and I will continue to do that all week. Today, rest day, went to the dentist. They wanted to do some deep cleaning treatment instead of regular treatment and I said no because I don't want to have something done that would cause me pain before my half marathon. Dentist said "Oh OK, we want to make sure you win!" I said: "Win? No chance of that happening!" So she said "Then why do you do it then?!" I said "Because I can!" She thinks I am crazy. Nothing can keep me from getting this on Sunday:
and this on Super Bowl day:
and also my Beach Cities Challenge Medal!!! I cannot wait to get that one! I saw it and it is huge and really nice!
Back to school today!!! I may have done the Happy Dance!!!!
See I added another race to my list? PCRF Cinco de Mayo race/ 10k. I am on TEAM GAB! If you are local and are looking for an early May race do this one! They have 5K, 10K and Half Marathon. The cause: Pediatric cancer research. Visit Gabby's mom's blog to know more about her!
Went to see Mission Impossible 4 yesterday. Rebekah, my fantastic babysitter gave me an early birthday gift (it is possible that I am turning 43..yikes...on Wednesday) and watched the kids for us so we could go see a grown up movie! It is awesome. The best of the 4!
This Tom Cruise guy is CRAZY