Except when the long run doesn’t feel so good. We started off for our long run with no distance set. We have several routes depending on the wind direction. It was a calm, overcast morning and we choose the route along the boardwalk. Upon meeting Sara, I instantly realized she had a head cold.
We trotted off and around mile 4.5 I felt a twinge in my right ankle/heel.
We continued our run and by mile 8.5 I was ready to bee-line home. Starting and stopping was becoming painful. At mile 9.4 we walked it home. Total miles 9.7.
Since the run, I have done everything of which a PT would approve. And hopefully, I will avoid Strike three!
2. Rest & Elevate
3. Motrin (800 x 2)
4. Take tomorrow off.
Sara, I am going to take you up on the offer and pass on my “let’s go for a walk” suggestion. With all the optimism I can muster, I am going to call this a minor pain. Seriously, another injury? I wasn’t even trying to go fast! I just wore a fancy pair of heels last night on my date night! Oh, bother.
How about some good news. I finally had an opportunity to wear my cute new visor. Love my “gas cap”. It was a gift from my college roommate who is an amazingly fast runner. It can hold 2 GU, chapstick, money & probably more than I can think of.
Tell me if this has ever happened to you.
We started our long run a lot later than normal on Saturday. We headed out around 9 am for a solid 9.75 mile run. We ran one of our usual long run routes. North on the Boardwalk, along Oceanfront Ave, into Seashore State Park, cut through to Princess Anne Hills, working our way through Bay Colony and then finally bee-lining for home. You can view the details of the run and my vitals here: (My favorite is the 1,022 calories I burned!)
Easy Long Run 9.75 miles by jfdwyer97 at Garmin Connect – Details.
The incident occurred when we were almost to the north end of the boardwalk. I thought I saw “Danny”. Danny is a teacher I used to worked with at the Renaissance Academy. He frequently walks the boardwalk. He is very distinguishable with a white goatee and long white pony tail. I said to Sara, “Hey, there’s Danny,” and I promptly waved. He waved back as well and we all stopped to say hello. He was very happy to see us and asked us how far we were going today. He also mentioned he had walked 4 miles and could only run 1 mile on his foot today before he was just in too much pain from the break a year ago. Sara interjected that foot injuries can take quite some time to heal. We wished each other well and continued on in opposite directions. After we parted Sara asked, “So, that was Danny that you taught with at RA?” My reply, “No, I have no idea who that guy was!” Boy did we have a good laugh! Yes, I can be a “blonde” at times. In my defense, this guy did have a white goatee and the same stature as “Danny”. Regardless, I think he was happy to have two sweaty sew-sew runners waving him down to say hello. I wonder what story he told his friends or blahg!!
Well we didn’t run hills today…just a flat four in a light humid drizzle notorious in VB springtime. Instead we’re ramping it up on the sewing machines, working on a several quilts that will be up for sale soon. One is a beach teen boy theme, another will be perfect for a young girl, and a third made from fleece pajamas that will keep anyone cuddly. As we’re getting toward the end of the school year, if you’re looking for a perfect gift for your student to celebrate the end of another school year, we might have it. Pictures will be posted soon.
Meanwhile, you’ll have to settle for this one from our run Tuesday morning. As we were heading home on the boardwalk, we noticed some sort of photography shoot was going on at the otherwise quiet beach at sunrise. A young woman was wearing a pink fairytale type gown, so maybe senior photos? We enjoyed it, and hope they got the shot they wanted. Here’s hoping for a morning like that tomorrow when we run Croatan!