Sunday, April 24, 2016
Weekly Wrap and a Race I forgot..April 24
Wow, another week down and a new one beginning again already. I don't know about you but this Spring is going way too fast. I don't mind though because I am definitely ready for summer!
Last week in the weekly wrap I said that I currently had no races on my calendar. Well, I totally forgot that I will be running a
5K in May. I'm not running it for myself though so I really have no time goals. I'm running it with Girls on the Run. I have two English Language Learners in my class that are twin sisters and I told them that I would be their running buddy. They are very excited and they call it "the Girl Run". They are so cute!
In other exciting news, I signed up for a fitness challenge at work. They gave each of us a Fitness tracker for FREE that I am very excited about and plan to use even after the challenge is over. We have to get in 10,000 steps each day and then we are eligible for prizes. This has really kept me motivated. I reached over 20,000 steps last week except for Friday. I really just wanted to crash on the couch and relax. I did walk 2.5 miles at the Island with Scott so I could at least reach my 10,000 step goal.
This week I got in 15 miles on the bike and 17.75 miles running or walking that I actually tracked with my Garmin. (I did a few other smaller walks that I did not track) On Wednesday after work I set out for my normal 4 miles and I struggled to even get 3 in because my foot pain was so bad. I ended up walking all of the 4th mile. I don't want to keep complaining about this stupid foot pain but I will say this, I really thought ITBS was the worst pain of my life, but at least I was able to get from point A to point B (very slowly) but my feet still worked. With this foot pain, each step is a challenge! Even walking I've noticed that I can only walk about 2 miles before the pain comes. I still have a gift certificate for a massage so I am going to make an appointment to have a leg and foot massage before I go to the podiatrist. I've actually seen a foot doctor many years ago before I started running so I'm pretty sure I already know what the problem is. Hope you all had a great week! -M