Saturday, June 18, 2011

10 Miles

Just have a few minutes but wanted to share some GOOD NEWS! Last week it was confirmed that I DO NOT have a stress fracture. YIPPEE!! Just prescribed more REST and run as my body allows. This was just from my "family" doc so I am still wanting to find an actual running specialist or SOMEONE who knows more about running.

So since the marathon (5 weeks ago) I have ran a 3 mile run, 5 mile, 2 mile and TODAY a 10 mile run (1:30). With Seattle Rock N Roll half only a week away...I set out knowing that I needed to try to run a long run to see what my foot would do. In my mind I was thinking 7 miles but I was feeling OK.

Mild pain on the top of my foot at the start but completely gone by mile 4.(YES!) All was well (other than huffing and puffing...and being out of shape) until about mile 7, my achiles tendon (I think) was feeling super tight. So I stopped and stretched and that helped. I then just took it slow the rest of the way home.

Ice bath, advil, recovery socks, and rest...and I will see how my body recovers tomorrow. I am going to wait and see how my body feels in a few days to make a final decision about running next Sat.

I am feeling thankful that I am healing and recovering. Running today was peaceful and challenging and I loved every minute of it!!

I also wanted to send a HUGE SHOUT OUT to my friend MEREDITH at Therapeutic Runnings of a Mom. She is going to being RUNNING her first MARATHON tomorrow at 7:00 a.m.! She is an inspiration to me and I love how she loves God, her family and lacing up her shoes~! Good luck Mere! I will be praying for you!

Also SHOUT OUT to my friend QUADS who went out and got her SUB 2 today!! HUGS!

19 comments:

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

Glad to hear it's not a fracture! Rest is never easy, but it's better than a fracture.

Marlene said...

WHAT A RELIEF! And way to go on the 10 miler! Hope you feel a little better by the weekend with a couple more runs this week. Good luck!

misszippy said...

That is fantastic news!!!! Really happy for you. I hope your foot will hold out for you to do the 1/2.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Such good news! Great job on the 10 miler!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

I hope you feel good enough to run next weekend. With so many friends there, it should be a great time!

Nicole Orriƫns said...

That is good news! I can imagine how relieved you must be.

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~Andrea~ said...

So glad to hear the great news about the stress fractuce!!! HUGE blessing. Way to go on 10 when you were planing on a 7...AWESOME!! Sounds to me like you are ready for your half next week. I'll pray that you are pain free this week :)

Maia said...

So happy that there is no fracture!! and great to hear that the pain went away as your miles increased- that's a good sign! MAybe think about going in to get taped before SRNR just to be safe. HAppy for you!

Twila said...

Yea for NO stress fracture!!! I have a wonky foot that likes to give me a scare from time to time.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I hope you continue to recover and heal for Sea RnR!! So glad you got your 10 in yesterday! Keep me posted!

Richelle said...

Yay! So happy to hear that you don't have a stress fracture! Keep babying that foot of yours and good luck with the rest of your runs before Seattle RNR and the race!

Molly said...

Yahoo for no stress fracture!!!!!! What a relief. You go with that 10 miler chickie!

fancy nancy said...

Great news!!! Nice job on your 10 miler! I hope the foot continues to heal!

Nicole Wagner Makeup said...

so glad you had a good run and hope that your continue to heal! that poor little foot of yours!!! xx

Miss Erosion said...

what great news!!! :D

megan.vining said...

thank you for the shout out! it feels super great and I KNOW you will feel super great this saturday!!! can't wait to hear your race report!

Amy said...

Phew! No stress fracture is a HUGE relief! Crossing all my fingers that you can rest up and be as good as new!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

YIPPERS!! So you need to switch to Corral #7 to be with US pretty please..

Sara said...

So happy you received good news! I am happy to read your blog and the recovery challenges you are facing. It gives me the inspiration to at least try to get back out there and give it my best shot post-marathon too. Thank you for your insights!! :)