Monday: Planned 6 miles. Well, I had hoped to get to bed early since little red passed out around 6 pm. My body had other thoughts. I finally got up out of bed and took a melatonin, which helped me to go to sleep. I was lucky in that I didn't have to get up till 5 am versus 4 am, but that time is coming. As I type this, I am on my second cup of coffee. Don't get my wrong, I LOVE getting up and being productive while everyone else sleeps, I just hate feeling like crap the rest of the day because I am so sleepy. In a perfect world, I would be in bed and asleep by 8:30 pm every night, but the reality is, I have a hubby and a 3 year old that both are night owls.
Just a footnote (see how punny I am), I did see a new Dr/Chiropractor about my foot. I was concerned that it just wasn't getting 100% better with the recent flare ups in pain, even if the pain was low. I had heard about this guy that is suppose to be a miracle worker, Dr. Richard Foveaux at Jointfit in Manhattan. My boss had actually used him when she tore her plantar fascia in a freak accident when we were hiking on the beach last year at our UGM. She loved him and I was intrigued hearing about his methods. I have written a separate post about my first visit with him so check out this post!
Tuesday: Strength. I was instructed to not do any plyometerics, which is what I have been following, and continue on with my normal plan of attack. 3 rounds of my exercises. I am really liking this circuit that Coach Jenny put together. Hollowman (60 seconds), reverse weighted lunges, push ups, lateral lunges, single leg bridges, and kettle bell swings. Simple, effective and fun!
Wednesday: Planned 5 miles. I have convinced Melly Mel that mornings are where it is at. As long as she is done and home around 6 am, she is a go, so we headed out for 5 wet miles. The thunder storms luckily had passed through, but it was still 95% humidity. We felt like we were drinking the air and poor stella fluffed out like a stuffed animal. Hello humidity, I did NOT miss you at all.
I also had day 2 of needling hell. I know I am bitching about it, but everyone says it really, really, really works, so I am trying to suck it up and go with it. I made Melly-Mel go with me, and I am SO glad I did because he did not one but three needles. HOLY HELL that hurt SO bad, but apparently he found the right trigger point with one of them as my foot started twitching like crazy. The electricity really hurt this time too. I also had ultrasound therapy, and he added some exercises to my regime to try and work on my biomechanics. He does want me to try a new shoe, but our local running store didn't have the women's version. He is concerned about my mid-foot striking and this would help with this issue since it is a stability shoe, but stability in the front not in the normal spot. I am willing to go down this rabbit hole with him, because I truly feel like he is invested in helping me run pain free and preventing me from having future issues. Plus, bonus, he is covered by my insurance so after today, all visits are only 15 dollars for my copay YIPEEE!
Sunday: Planned Strength. We decided to head to our little zoo and have fun while it was still relatively cool out before getting the day started. I am not looking forward to the summer heat as it got pretty hot towards the end of our visit. We spent the rest of day grocery shopping, playing legos and hunting snakes in the yard. We seem to have a snake boom this year and we have already re located 3. Luckily they are just garter snakes but they are pretty big and can get kind of irritable and go after you. I was pretty worn out from the day so did my physical therapy that my new dr prescribed and took the rest of the day easy.
24 miles total for the week.
It was a great week even though the heat and humidity was a little crazy already. Am looking forward to the first official week (I think) of 50K training!!!!!