It's hard to believe that this is week 5 of training. I must be honest I don't feel in training so obviously I am not training hard enough. I don't want to seem as I am playing the victim, however my Achilles pain is really taking a toll on me. I have been dealing woth some sort of issue I believe since last summer, so basically one whole year. I have gone to the Chiropracter, been semi-diligent with my exercises, I have gone to the acupunturist, aside from the relaxation, I do not think it is playing a significant role in my recovery or lack of it. I have now decided to take a break from both these treatments and just tke the time to rest and go back to deep tissue massages, Obviously, I am not stretching enough and thinking back I realize that the few times that I have felt true relief is when I have received a semi-painful and absolutely wonderful massage.
I had the recommendation of a friend I trust and while I love the anticipation of the massage with Adrienne, I need to deal with not being able to see her until mid-July.
I'm also going back to icing, something I have never been truly diligent with.
I will keep you posted.
And now for the weeks recap -
Monday - Rest
Tuesday - 4.19 m
Wednesday - 4.07 m
Thursday - 5.03 m
Friday - Rest (There was an evening race that I'm still kicking myself for not doing) I wanted to rest in order to do well in July 4th's race ... :( Still sad about this one. the medal was really pretty and Independance Day oriented .. maybe next year. Trying to channel my yogic ways and release this feeling ... hmmm ... not totally succesful yet.
Saturday - 5.10 m - I ran my first race in 2010, so this is my running anniversary ... it was organized by the same organization - Run for Your Life and it was also a 4 miler. So I celebrate my running and my progress here.
I wanted a PR, but that did not happen. I had a good race, however I normally have to slow myself down during the first mile ... this did not happen. I am hoping that through loosing the weight that has found its way to me and healing I can find light legs and some more speed.
I remember not knowing anything about running in 2010. I remember being nervous. I also remember and celebrate what I have learned through injury and through time.
Sunday - 12.17 m with the SLR crew - we were all very excited that our group did so well in Saturday's race. We took home 7 prizes altogether ... it was a proud day for the group.
That's all for now ... a dopo ... J