Head Clearing 7.0 Miler – 8/17/13
If you read my earlier post on What is Important, the title will mean something to you, otherwise…well let’s just say I needed some running therapy this afternoon and did a 7.0 mile therapy session.
It worked, I got the tumbled-up thoughts fairly well straightened out and feel a lot better than i did before the run.
I still think my Garmin is a bit looney, because i know that I wasn’t going that fast during the first mile, I purposely kept it slow, because of Thursday night’s track workout. My left Posterior Tibulous (sp) is still bothering me a little too much to push very hard, it will heal, but is taking it damn sweet time.
However, it was a gorgeous day and I actually felt good running through the first 5.0 miles of the run, but coming up that little bump after i get back on the dirt road, my left foot, started to bother more and by the time I got to the Steven’s Lower Gate, I knew that it wasn’t going to be good if i pushed to make it up Steven’s Hill,
I walked up to the Upper Steven’s Gate and even though I hate to walk when i am out for a run, it was definitely the right choice.
When I started running again, my foot felt a lot better and I just kept plugging along – no picking it up or kicking at the end, the foot was done and I didn’t need to abuse it any more today.
At least my Achilles didn’t feel too bad – I have a feeling that when I injured myself back in May, that I did as much or more damage to the Posterior T, as I did to the Achilles.
Venting for a Minute
Still it would be nice to have one run, where my freaking left heel/ankle area did not bother me and to run discomfort or pain-free.
I know, I know “be patient” and all that crap about it takes time for those kind of injuries to heal that everyone says and I know, but it is getting more than a lot frustrating and tiring. Every damn time I go for a run they bother me and don’t let me run the way that I could or want to be running.
Patience grasshopper – you will be pain-free soon.
Patience my ass, I ain’t a damn grasshopper and I want to run PAIN FREE and just freaking run — NOW!
Ah well, my venting is done.
Overall the run was actually pretty decent, but nothing spectacular and that walk towards up Steven’s Hill was actually pretty smart (I actually listened to my body). I could have stopped at the bottom of the hill and said I had a nice 10K, but I didn’t and kept going to get those 7.0 miles in :-).
Stubborn old cuss that I am.
One thing that was good about this run was that I now have run 1,003.93 miles for 2013. Honestly back in May when my Achilles injury occurred, I really didn’t know if I would reach this milestone or not.
So I am making progress and am back to running 30 plus miles a week, so it isn’t as bad as I am thinking it is, just a bunch of things making me a little ornery today.