“The Miracle isn’t that I Finished, The Miracle is that I had the Courage to Start”

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wicked Wednesday

Today had been deemed Wicked Wednesday!


  Why you say? 

Well to start out the day  the temp was -1.4 degree with a 27 mph wind making the wind chill -28.  I know, I know I am preaching to the choir but then Mr. Incredible had to dig us out of a 4 foot snow drift in front of the garage so we could get the cars out.  Of course I was supervising so, I just had to drink coffee and tell him what to do give him encouragement.  I was a good cheerleader. Really...

We had to run to Amarillo for an appointment, which is 60 miles one way.   And some roads were closed and they said to expect black ice.  Okie Dokie... Guess we will have to leave at least 2 hours before we need to be there. 

Roads were icy but we were so close when we came up on stopped traffic.  A Semi was jack knifed in the snow and had traffic backed up for miles.  Thank goodness no one was injured.  Back it up and take a different route.  Take our exit and another semi is stuck in the snow.  UGH!  Will we make it?  Of course, we backed out of the exit, hoping no cars will exit while we are backing up.  YEA!  We made it to our appt..  I know this may sound strange but...

 It was a Total Adventure and Wicked Fun!!!

Have you ever set out on a short trip that you thought would be stressful and it turned out to be fun?

DISCLAIMER:  The weather is nothing to joke about.  I hope you all are being safe out there.

Now on to Running, which is what this blog is about...

I had to run on the Treadmill to get my 7 mile long run in... Can you guess why???  You guessed it, Because there was a pack of angry dogs loose  Sub Zero Weather. 

I did an easy run, 70.42. When I finished my heel was hurting.  That has never happened before.  I was able to walk/stretch  it out.  I iced it when I got home. When I woke up the next morning and went to walk WHOA BABY!  I had a shooting pain in my heel.  What the heck!  I was able to walk it off.  The more I walked the better it felt.  I decided to swim for my cross training because the heel was sore.   Anyway, today I needed to run 3.  I had to get back on the treadmill, but I ran in different shoes.  It was a good easy run,  30.12. The heel hurt a little but not like before. 

  Any ideas why my heel would be sore?

Could the shoes have made a difference?


8 comments:

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I have a 7 miler tomorrow! I do hope your heel improves--that's annoying and I am too novice to even guess why.

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(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

I've read that PF hurts lots when you first walk on it in the morning. I sure hope your heel feels lots better tomorrow morning and this was just a fluke.
So sorry about the snow--sounds terrible!

mickiruns said...

try this link - might give you some insight [or not! lol] http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cybertherapist/front/foot/plantarfaciitis.htm

Hope your heel issue goes away soon. You are CRAZY for getting out in this weather!!!!

Mike said...

Sounds like Plantar faciitis. The morning pain is a dead giveaway. Been there. I hate to tell you this but it is going to mean a few days rest or crosstraining so not much wearing is bearing down on your foot. How many miles do you have on the shoe? It could be a contributing factor.

Mike said...

Don't be bummed. Did you break in your new shoes properly? If so, I would suggest calling the shoe store where you purchased the new shoes - maybe after descibing your old shoe and new, they might have a logical explanation for your foot pain. Good Luck!

Darlene said...

I had foot problems & then I bought a different brand of tennis shoes & it eventually got better (a 1/2 size bigger & Asics). Good luck with it.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Thanks for your comments Kittee!! I feel guilty posting "snow-less" pics when you are fighting that weather!

Chris K said...

Preaching to the choir? It was 75 in San Diego today. Growing up, my pig was named Ralph. Kidding.