Tried Running

This week was a little disappointing as far as the foot goes.  It had felt really good for a few days and then started hurting again.  I had hoped to run on it at least once this weekend and start back up.  I kept putting it off since it had started hurting.  I have been wearing my strassburg sock still at night.

We had a great Thanksgiving with friends and my sister.  I didn’t eat tooo much.  We also pulled out our Wii and starting using it again, including playing with the Wii Fit Plus.  Which adds some more games and fun with a “calorie burning edge” to it!

On Sunday I had some downtime because Christy was called into work again so I decided to stop putting it off and hit the gym.

I thought if I could get the first time out of the way I might be able to get into the habit of it.  We shall see.  I brought my swim suit, but did some weights – using every machine available so a fairly well  rounded workout. A lot of shoulder and upper body and then legs and hips.  I did a warm-up jog around the YWCA’s 1/6 mile indoor track.  I did 2 laps at an easy pace and it wasn’t pain free. I didn’t have lingering pain but very frustrating.   After lifting I did the elliptical machine for 15 minutes.  I’m not a huge fan of the elliptical but I knew that it wouldn’t have any impact on my foot.

So it looks like I’ll be cross-training for a few more weeks, bummer. It has been really frustrating though since the weather has been perfect for running and the group runs have been on my favorite trails.

Past Highlights include a look back at the inventor of Gatorade and honoring his passing. Also a guest review of the Harpeth Hills Flying Marathon and the Drumstick Dash in Indianapolis.  Next was a look at the 2nd training cycle from 2007 – for the Bears of the Blue River 10k.  Last year I wrote about spirituality and runningFoto Friday was of snow covered leaves.

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