Friday, April 22, 2011

If it's not PF, it's the hamstring. Or the foot.

I have a confession to make, I haven't run since last Saturday. 

When I was walking Frank last week, I stepped off the edge of the path in a weird way, and did something to my right foot.  I iced it that night, and if felt okay during my long run Saturday, which was the last one I planned on doing on the Mountain Goat race course. 

Friday night Mike got home early, the kids were out playing, and we had a quiet minute alone, so he had a beer and I had a glass of wine.  Which turned into another glass of wine while I was cooking. Then one more with dinner. I got into bed early, but I woke up during the night to Mike's snoring, and I was awake for a couple of hours. When the alarm went off I seriously considered turning it off and skipping the run, but my friend Norine was picking me up, so I had to go.

I was tired when we were in the car, but perked up when we got to the start, nothing like running a non-race with 800 other people.  We got a lecture about following the rules of the road, and the fact that ipod's aren't allowed.  The roads are not closed for these runs, and I guess some people are acting like they are, so it's been causing a huge problem for the city. 

So we're off running, and my foot felt okay, it behaved on all the challenging stretches of hills, and I ended up with 9.33 miles in 1:31.  Iced it after I got home, and it was all good.

But now almost a week later, my foot is kind of bugging me.  I'm sure the two 4 hour drives I did this week didn't help anything, but I'm a little scared to run.  I was going to do six today, but now I might just rest another day or two.  Why is it that things flare up a week before a race?!?!  Seriously, why?

At any rate, I'm looking forward to the weekend.  Now that Lent is almost over and I can have chocolate again, I'm making my friend Jennifer's salted caramel brownies for Easter Sunday.  We've got an Easter Party for the kids, then an evening of dyeing eggs, and putting Peeps in the microwave. Have you ever done that? It's hilarious.

Happy Easter.

29 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I havent run since Sunday

Your base is there, a week recovery isnt going to kill your base, could make you stronger too, plus it gives you time to swim and bike more, which niether will hurt your foot.

Julie said...

Take care of your foot! I've had a weird twinge in my ankle since Monday's run so I'm hoping tomorrow's brick goes well.

The microwave thing is the ONLY reason I would ever buy peeps. They are not my thing, but the I love how they grow :D

Teamarcia said...

OMG peep in the microwave? I'll see if we even have any left!
Take care of that foot!

Lisa said...

oh no, I'm so sorry about your foot! How strange that it's acting up now. As you know, I totally know how crappy it is to have an injury just before a race. Hopefully with a little more rest your foot will be feeling better!

Sounds like you have a great weekend ahead, enjoy the festivities!!

Raquelita said...

Oh, I really hope that your foot is ok! It does seem to be Murphy's Law, that injuries flare up right before a race.

Enjoy the Easter Party and the Peeps!

giraffy said...

We were totally microwaving peeps the other day. So funny.

Eek about the foot - rest rest rest, and ice ice ice!!

Mighty M said...

I'll eat a peep any way I can get it! My foot has been bugging me too but I haven't let it rest at all! I hope your gets better soon - what a bummer!

Copychic said...

Oh no! Hope it feels better. Take it easy - no reason to push it too much.

misszippy said...

That stinks. But I'd say you have the base in your legs and losing a bit of training at this point is ok. Rest up and feel better!

Kristin said...

Hope that leg heals fast!! Hey you beat me up the hill last week! I need to try the microwave thing with those Peeps!! Ha ha!

Michelle said...

Hope the foot heals fast -- rest up! Love the Peeps in the microwave idea...will have to try it!

kristen said...

I'm sorry about your foot. That sucks! No reason to run on it mow though. You should save yourself up for the race right?!

And salted caramel brownies. Sign me up.

Pam said...

Good Lord, woman! Hope that foot gets better PDQ!

H Love said...

Oh I hope the foot gets better soon! My ankle is just now starting to feel normal again. Tell me about Peeps in the microwave!

J said...

Hope your foot feels better! And enjoy those caramel brownies!

Carly said...

Sorry about the foot. That stuff always happens at the worst time.
And Easter candy = soooo good!

ajh said...

What happens to Peeps in the MW? Did you see the Washington Post contest for Peep diorama type things?

Pretend this is real said...

Doh! I know the feeling. I hope the foots feeling better and good luck!

Wells L said...

Preaching to the poster child for gimpyness over here - seriously, I hope your foot feels better. Yikes! Take it easy.

Susan Fobes said...

I was wondering what you were doing to that poor peep! LOL! I hope your foot feels better...Happy Easter!

Black Knight said...

I hope you get well soon.
Here we have an agreement for snoring: it is allowed to change bed-room (my son's former room before his wedding).
Have a good Easter.

Steel Springs said...

I'm sorry about your foot! I hope it's feeling 100% better.

Those brownies sound amazing. Happy Easter! I've never put Peeps in the microwave, but it sounds like something that my husband would love. Maybe I (or the Easter bunny) will have to surprise him with some next year so that we can try it.

Amy said...

I hope that foot heals fast! Extra rest is probably better than extra running at this point! Happy Easter! Chocolate is going to taste soooo good!

~Andrea~ said...

I hope your foot heals quickly. I'd say better to rest it so you won't hurt it more before the big race. Happy Easter. I want some of those brownies :)

Jill said...

Awk!! Be sure you're paying attention to the foot...I didn't and look where I am now!!

Happy back to chocolate life to you!!!!

Kelley said...

Just heard about jousting peeps today. Stick a toothpick in each peep and put them in the microwave. The first one to pop loses. Sounds like you might like this if you have any leftover peeps.

Cynthia O'H said...

Chocolate caramel brownies sound delicious! Take care of that foot; time off (I know, yuck!)might be the key to recovery. Hope it heals quickly.

Erika said...

I hope your foot better!! Peeps in the microwave sound amazing!! I like them over a bonfire!

Suzy said...

Happy Easter! I hope that you can go out for an easy run and figure out what is going on. Take care of your foot...or hamstring...or what ever is hurting at the moment.