Thursday, July 14, 2016

Update. More of the Same.

Ho Hum.

More of the same.

No running.

The good news is that my doctor appointment is less than a week away!  Tuesday at 9:15.  5 more days!!!

More good news is that I have no pain or soreness in my foot walking around as normal.  I haven't worn the boot in over a week.  My boot-induced shin bruise is healing nicely.  I no longer have sore hips and legs at the end of the day from the boot.

...Thus I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO tempted to do the 5k race on Saturday.

I am a little sad to think of how much fitness I have lost since June 15.  A month.  Gulp.

I am a little sad to think of how much habit I have lost.  I worked very hard to instill the 4 days a week running habit among working full-time and having two little kids.  It became second nature to head out for a run on my run days.   I am hopeful that it won't be too big of a challenge to get back to that.

...And I am feeling a little recharged after a month off.

My wallet is a little thinner than a month ago.  Those who can't run apparently buy running-related products.

I am hopeful that outside of this Saturday, my race schedule for the rest of the year can remain unchanged:

July 28:  5K Race for the Bacon with Oiselle WI crew
Sept 17: 8K for Children's Hospital of WI
Nov 6: Milwaukee Running Festival Half-Marathon

I think I have to give up PRing again in the 5k.  Let that go.  That is hard for me as I really wanted to get closer to 18:00 in 2016.  Focus on the process, right??

Ok.  That's all of my random thoughts for now.  Back to work.


  1. I hear you on all fronts. No running for me since June 30, and I am not going to be able to properly train until August at the earliest. And, yes, my wallet is thinner too. The first time I left the house, my husband took me to dinner and then I went a bit crazy at a nearby clothing store (non-running). At least if I have to go to work sick, I can have new clothes. Anyway, didn't mean to make this about me, but I relate, and I hope you get to run soon and that it's pain free.

    1. Elizabeth, Misery Loves Company. thanks for the comment! I hope you are back at them soon!