This week was a bit of a rough one for me. Last Saturday evening , my right foot started hurting. I ran my race on Sunday and it was ok. I ran on Monday and my foot was ok, sore but ok. I ran on Tuesday and I could not walk after my run. I was in a LOT of pain. I iced it and took some ibuprofen and the next morning it was a little better, but still not good. I decided to take some time off of running and rode my bike on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday I went to the gym and used the elliptical machine to keep my cardio up and be able to still eat. Saturday morning I tried running a little. I did a little less than two miles and my foot still hurt. So, this morning I called I called the doctor and will be going in on Wednesday to get it checked. Hopefully just some more rest will make everything alright. In the meantime, cardio at the gym and on the bike for now to stay in shape. So here is the break down this week.
This week I ran a total of 9.82 miles in 1:24:56. As I said above, my foot injury kept me from running much this week. I did break out my road bike this week and got a little over 7 miles in on that. IT has been a while since I rode it with winter, and it was WINDY and COLD. But I do need to ride it more. It is a good cross training workout.
I also used the elliptical machine a few times this week for the first time in quite a while. I have been running so much and not going to the gym that I haven’t had a chance to use it. I forgot how much I do like it, so I will hopefully be using that more going forward. I would really like to buy one for at home if I could find a good spot for it in the house.
My treadmill has been broken for about 2 weeks now. Luckily it has been nice so I have been running outside, but my wife needs to use it because of her work schedule. The treadmill somehow by itself went into a 3 degree decline and is stuck there. The company sent a new controller board, and I replaced that. It still does not work, so now they are sending a whole new console for it. The parts invoices they sent for the pieces total almost $2000! More than I paid for the stupid treadmill! Hopefully when I get the next part it will be fixed. I hate having expensive gear like that, in non-working condition.
Well, that wraps things up for this week. I hope everyone gets a chance to get out and run (because I can’t!).