It went like this:
Sunday night: Hmmm. My foot sorta hurts. What is that?
Monday morning: I bet it’s just sore from 14 miles. I’ll just do this little recovery run…
Monday night: Maybe I shouldn’t have run today.
Tuesday early morning: Why does my freaking foot still hurt? I’m wearing running shoes to work today; they can suck it.
Tuesday morning: Do NOT limp, do NOT limp, do NOT limp.
Tuesday mid-morning: Okay, this foot is pissing me off. Maybe I should take some rest days.
Tuesday afternoon: Maybe it’s in my head. Maybe it doesn’t hurt anymore. *ankle circles* Hmmmm. *push on it with index finger* Damn.
Tuesday evening: What time does the pool open tomorrow?
My foot does feel better than Monday night and even better than it felt Tuesday afternoon, but I’m going to be taking it easy this week, just to be cautious. I went for a 30-minute pool run this morning (recap to come). Tonight, I will do a 30-Day Shred video (with the exception of the jumping stuff) and skip my treadmill workout, even though I was looking forward to some hill intervals (no, really, I was; I swear!). I’ll probably be at the pool again Friday morning and I will reassess my foot before my scheduled 4 miles on Sunday.
If I learned anything from my sports podiatrist dude last year, it was that you shouldn’t worry unless the pain doesn’t go away after a few days. Then, worry.
Next weekend, I have 17 miles planned. Yowzers! That will be one mile shy of my longest run before I got injured last year. It feels super early to be running 17 miles — the race is not until June 25th – but that’s what’s on Jeff Galloway’s plan, so I’m trusting him.
I was hoping to do the Lake Sammamish Half to try and break up the 17 (and get some bling in the process), but I just can’t afford it right now. And, we have a dog show in Bremerton, which is not close to our house, that weekend so I won’t be able to run with the WeROKC group. It is possible that I will be running it on my own at some random time in the middle of the day.
But, to be honest, I don’t mind. I’ll just be happy to be running it.