So, which do you want to hear first: the good news or the bad news? Hmm? Ok, let’s keep things positive and start with the good news!
This morning, I ran 10.18 miles with my TNT team. I finished in 1:35:52, which was an average pace of 9:25/mile. I’m happy about this.
See, I am happy!
Ok, here comes the bad news.
The bad news is that I was supposed to run 12 miles today, but a pain in my foot prevented me from finishing the whole thing.
My foot started to bother me after last weekend’s 18-miler , but it felt better a few days later and I thought it was okay to tackle 12 miles today. Unfortunately, I was wrong.
By Mile 7 of today’s run, it really started to hurt. I managed to truck along for another 3 miles, but I didn’t want to make it even worse by pushing myself to finish the full twelve. So, I took a little detour and called it quits around Mile 10.
Turns out, my sneakers are most likely to blame for my foot pain. Billy, the owner of the South Boston Running Emporium , took one look at my sneakers and declared them ‘dead.’ I got them back in August, so I wasn’t really surprised to hear this news.
It’s a good thing that I bought new sneakers last week! I really hope it’s just a shoe issue and nothing more serious.
However, Billy thinks that I might have a case of Plantar Fasciitis , which is basically irritation and swelling of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. For runners, it’s often caused by over-training and/or improper footwear.