Friday, March 8, 2013

Sore and slumpy. (is that a word?)

I've been nursing some kind of foot pain since doing 'sneaky lunges' from P90X legs and back. The ball of my right foot has been very sore,  so much so that I went to CVS and picked up a cushion. It's feeling a little bit better, and so are my quads, gluts and hamstrings. I haven't run since Tuesday, and Sunday I'm running another 4 mile race in Long Beach. I have a feeling that this will be a throw away. I've been eating so poorly and feeling so sore all over, that I will be happy just to come up with the motivation to get down there. It's supposed to be near 50 degrees on Sunday, so I'm hoping the warmer weather and blue skies beckon me and lift my spirits enough to perhaps stay close to an 8:46 pace. But I'm not counting on it, really. 

I subscribed to a McMillan Pro membership from their website. I'm hoping that through it's instruction, it will get me running my first half  in under 2 hours. It's very informative, with videos, articles, and training specifically timed for my desired half marathon time, based on my previous race results. I found a bug on one of their pages, and they are very kind and attentive - apologized and fixed it the same day I emailed them. So far, a good experience! Now, I just have to do my part and follow directions. I can pay for an even more personalized plan, taking into account when I'm available to run, what my strengths and weaknesses as a runner are, all my race times, etc.
I'm still considering it. It depends on if my financial situation changes 3 months before my half. I think it's going to be in October, the Diva at Eisenhower.

I'll see ya at the race recap.


  1. Have a good race on sunday - enjoy it regardless!
    Hmm, hopefully the foot pain continues to get better!

  2. Thank you, TR! I'm going to enjoy the process, and be grateful for how far I've come! I'm hoping I have the good sense to run appropriately to not cause further injury.. :)


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