A Simple Running Log

September 18, 2013

Training for 9/18/13

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 6:50 pm

Last night, I finally did some strength training upstairs — ab exercises, push-ups, invisible chair-sitting and weights. When I came back downstairs, I did those barefoot exercises I used to do so regularly, minus the hopping on one foot, since that’s still bothering the right foot. I always get back in the habit of doing those exercises when my right foot starts bothering me again, and then fall right back out after it’s better. I really could feel a difference in my feet back when I did them a few days a week. And they’re so damn simple!

This morning, I did a lap on the bike around the 7.3-mile loop. I was on a back road that sees just about zero traffic when I was inspired to pull the bike to the shoulder and try a little running for the first time in 10 days. Just to see where the foot is at. I didn’t last long. There’s still something wrong there.

I know there are runners out there who put up with chronic aches and pains. Those runners would probably keep running on a foot that feels like mine. I can’t do that though. I’m too worried about doing more permanent damage. I know what it’s supposed to feel like, and if I forget, or start to think “meh, it’s not so bad, I can run on this,” I have my perfectly normal left foot to remind me.

So the running hiatus continues until further notice.




  1. I hope your foot feels better soon! Maybe you should consider going to a doctor…

    Comment by kafishgirl — September 18, 2013 @ 7:28 pm | Reply

  2. It’s an inflamed tendon, not a broken femur. They’d just tell me to do what I’m already doing. And then charge me, and then probably tell me my shoes suck and I need to buy the expensive orthotics they conveniently sell.

    Comment by aschmid3 — September 18, 2013 @ 7:53 pm | Reply

  3. I’m still bitter about that hack chiropractor who wasted my time the last time this foot acted up, if you can’t tell 🙂

    Comment by aschmid3 — September 18, 2013 @ 7:56 pm | Reply

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