I felt a little lost after completing a structured training program for 14 weeks straight. It was nice to have a coach tell me "Run x amount of miles @ this pace for x amount of time". Here's what my mileage has looked like over the last three weeks.
The following week was a rough week. I had two mid-term papers that I needed to finish before we left for Thanksgiving travel. I wasn't sleeping well, or eating well, and I only ran three times. We traveled to Oxnard to visit family, and I managed one early morning run on Thanksgiving.
|I saw the sunrise on Thanksgiving|
|The farm fields of Oxnard are so inspiring. The best strawberries in|
the world are grown here.
The three times that I did run, I kind of ran at tempo effort. Again, no training program means that I'm more likely to run faster (for me) than I should....
Last week. I jumped right back into some steep hill climbing without giving it much thought. Last Monday I climbed 550 feet. I took Tuesday off, and Wednesday I headed out for a short trail run.
|My Selfie game is weak- This is my "what are you staring at?" face.|
I climbed a little over 300 feet and, I managed to mess my foot up pretty good. I ran just fine on it, but later on that day my foot really hurt...... I took Thursday off, and I wore my supportive shoes on Friday and ran two more miles... I could run, but my damn stride is way off.
This has been a nagging injury that I dealt with during marathon training. And I remember promising myself that I would back off on my training once the marathon happened.
All this time I thought it was plantar fasciitis......
Well after Dr. Googling my symptoms it appears that I have posterior tibial tendon dysfunction.
|I borrowed this photo from the Runners Connect.|
at the most severe, I could possibly have a stress reaction in my medial malleolus (inner ankle bone).
I have always prided myself on the fact that I have never had a long term running injury. But, I think my luck has finally run (ha ha) out.... I didn't realize how bad this could get.
Walking has become painful after I run and that shouldn't be happening. I'm lucky that I was able to train for a marathon, and I was really looking forward to signing up for races in the upcoming months.... But, I need to start healing and rehabbing.
I'm sad (obviously) I have three more months of my MBA program left, and running is how I deal with stress.
Pity party table for one please.