5 miles - SLOW - Manilla Elementary, up farm up hill
I decided to try my foot out on the road today. I was really bored on the TM (I still can't believe I did 18 miles on it not that long ago...ughhhhh).
It definitely pulled and ached as I ran (not like the onset of the injury). It got better as it warmed up and I tried to push off on my big toes. But it still did ache. Now (a few hours after running) it feels fine. Ankle muscles/tendon were a big sore too. Good grief...when you go down, everything starts hurting!
Overall, there is definite improvement. I pulled out of Ragnar so I don't feel the pressure to run 21 miles in 2 days (thanks SIL for taking my place!!!!).
I'm not as depressed about the whole injury situation like I usually am. I'm making quicker improvement than I had thought. I am still getting a good cardio on the stairmill. I am really liking working out with my trainer and can feel a definite strength coming on. I've been working on her assignments even when we don't meet. AND I'm realizing there needs to be balance. I was so caught up in marathon stuff, I needed a break and didn't know it. So all in all....life is good!
We are taking our kids on a little overnight trip to say goodbye to Tim's grandma. She's really old and has lived a good long life. They are most excited about the zip line at her old farm house and I'm excited about the new fabric store I get to stop at on the way up.