So I entered this morning’s run with some trepidation.
For one thing, we had little sleeplast night. Both girls have come down with a cold and neither slept more than a few hours at a time last night. So I was up at 10:30, 12, 3, 3:30, 5 and finally for good at 5:30.
I started to turn around three times after leaving the house because we had been up so much with the girls the night before and I was so tired. But, since I have not been on my schedule since the fires, I knew I had to plod through or possibly ruin my chances with the race.
I’m so glad I did.
As I was thinking that I couldn’t do it, I turned y thoughts around. I looked out over the foggy morning, saw some lights on with people at home, and thought, “This will be a great run.” It so was!
The inserts for my shoes really helped. I did have some foot pain and numbing but nothing like I have been having. I did 11 miles, down to the beach and along the concrete walkway to the pier and back. It was great.
I feel like I’m back on target for the race. I’m so glad I Purchased those inserts! If you are having some foot pain in the ball of your foot near your toes, definitely see a dr as it can signal something more serious. But if it isn’t something serious, check out pressure relief inserts-they saved my feet!
Now I’m pooped. The girls are sleeping but I can’ t. I have business to take care of, so napping today is out. I am so glad I ran though! This just proves that you do not need 8 hours of sleep to have a good long distance run (though I will not argue that it does help!)
I’m off until Monday when I will return to the gym to run on the treadmill and do some swimming.