Friday, February 3, 2012


My foot and I might need to reach some kind of temporary agreement.

Right now, while 4 days of running in a week has been AWESOME for my mental health, it hasn't resulted in a successful week for Right Foot.

Cycling is on the fence.  I can't tell if that hurts the Foot or not, and since the weather has been nice, Right Foot and I spent a little time with OC this week.

Right Foot is a fan of SLOGGING 4 days a week and running 1 day, but I really think Right Foot is in the wrong on this one.  Slogging all the time makes me go off the Deep End.

I think Right Foot and I need to come up with some kind of compromise.

Next week, which starts 2/6, Right Foot and I are going to try to split the difference.

Monday we've agreed to rest, with a "walk the dog" option midday.
Tuesday - Slog/Swim Brick
Wednesday - run
Thursday - Slog/Swim Brick
Friday - Slog/Swim or Row/Spin ~ maybe
Saturday - run
Sunday - Slog/Swim or Ride ~ again, maybe on the ride....

It's not ideal.  This is barely enough running to do much of anything.  I'm still hopeful I will be in condition to run the 10K at the end of March.

Right Foot and I have decided to defer our entry into our mid March Half Marathon, though I'm still planning on going, so if you're traveling in from ~say~ TN, I will still be there in VaBeach that weekend.

I'm trying not to be frustrated.  Nursing school is frustrating enough without being frustrated at my sport too.

Does this sound sane?  I don't even know at this point.........


carrie said...

You can do it! I can't imagine how frustrating it is for you right now. Just think of running like a marriage. In both you have mountains, plains and valleys. Right now is a valley, soon enough you'll climb out and hit that mountain again and it will be EPIC!!!!

bobbi said...


It's not supposed to be this hard, is it? I hate ALL of this for you.

That said, you are kicking ass at doing what you can and listening to Foot. Proud of you.

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

Do what you've got to do so you don't go off the deep end!

It kind of stinks that cycling hurts too. That is so unfair.

Michael said...

Our bodies are wonderful things....yet annoying at times. I hope you and Right Foot can come to some type of mutual agreement.

I'm on an unplanned rest day today myself because Right Foot got a little "pissy" about a bike ride I did a couple of days ago. I understand completely.

Have a good day !

MCM Mama said...

Hang in there! Hopefully right foot will get with the program soon.

At least you've figured out some good options to keep your fitness and sanity!

Earth Momma Mer said...

Let's get Right Foot in on the whole flip turn lesson and maybe she'll start to cooperate. :) Stay strong, G.

Michelle Dragoo said...

I empathize with this for right hip/IT band and I are at war. Best wishes to you, and you are in my prayers.

Pam said...

*HUFF* Why can't we all just do what we love to do without our damn limbs rebelling?

It's a good thing you'll still be in VA Beach. I'd hate for you to miss out on seeing me in my RUNNING SKIRT AND KNEE-HIGH SHAMROCK SOCKS.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I hope right foot gets on board for you.