Monday, January 19, 2009


I went back to the Doc today. I went shopping with my Mom on Friday (for 9h!!!) and my foot was really sore at the end of the day. I thought this was a very bad sign and wanted to get it checked before I start the new job (Date is set! January 28 is my first day at my REAL job!).

Anyhow, I have no pain where the PF usually was. I can now stand on my heels and walk (which I hadn't been able to do for the past 15 months... ). It's a slow process, it is normal for my foot to be sore and feel 'weird' as I changed my way of walking to not feel too much pain when the PF was there.

Since the pain is not constant and it comes after a long day of walking or an intense run in the snow. She suggests RICE and not pushing it. Which is what I am going to do. Overall a positive meeting. I am still on the waiting list for the MRI but she thinks nothing will come out of it.

Here's last week in Review

Monday: Long strenght training following the lovely Carrie's program

Tuesday: Bike speed session . I ramped-up the 'speed' intervals this week from 10 mins to 15 mins. So includind warm up and cool down 35 mins on the bike

Wednesday: 25 mins run in Minus Mental (-34°C/29F)

Thursday: Short strength training and the first swim since November! 1.25K in a very respectable 29 mins I wasn't as rusty as I thought!

Friday: Rest = 9h of shoping!!

Saturday: Long ride on the trainer with some 'hills'.
30 mins @ Ride easy
10 mins @ 15 sec climbing out of the saddle every 2 mins (hard)
10 mins @ 30 sec climbing out of the saddle every 2 mins (really hard)
10 mins @ 45 sec climbing out of the saddle every 2 mins (holy f'ck hard!!)
10 mins @ cool down

Sunday: The worst run in the history of runs. 3.9 miles outside, streets and sidewalks were not plowed. I couldn't find my yak trax so this was like torture would feel. It was the worst run ever. Slow and bad footing. I hate winter.

Today I took a rest day, the mix of intense spin on Saturday and the bad footing of yesterday's run made my legs very tired and sore. Back to regular programming tomorrow. As much as I am excited to start the new job, I am also super scared of the real world. Hopefully, I won't suck too much LOL

Have a good week everyone!


Legs and Wings said...

How could you shop for 9 straight hours? Holy. I hate winter too. Booo.

TNTcoach Ken said...

It's tough our here in the real world, so be very careful! There are people that will try and take your money from you, like the electric company or the gas company. Don't be tricked by them and continue to eat your RICE..........

Alexandra said...

You will be absolutely fine in the real world! The floors won't be icy and slippery and the temperature will be comfortable!

9 hours of shopping would do me in, that has to be the hardest work out of all!

Marcy said...

What? 9 hrs?!? Gimme your Mom's phone number ASAP! She's my kinda woman LOL

YAY for the job! How exciting, chica! ;D ;D

Marlene said...

Looks like a great workout week - kudos!

Glad to hear that the meeting went well re: your foot. Keep up with the RICE as much as you can.

Melanie said...

get ready for the real world :D keep RICE'ing... hope it gets better soon! I still have "aches" that keep creeping up since my injury, and it's hard to focus on anything else, but at least you're listening to your body :)

Trishie said...

Great week :) but what REALLY impresses me is the 9 hr shopping trip. v. nice ;)

Runner Leana said...

Wow, what a busy week! Great job! I love how a rest day is 9 hours of shopping!

Running Around Acres said...

Winter sucks in central Illinois as well, but we learn to adapt. Good luck in the real world. I am sure you will do fine.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Nine hours of shopping?!? Really?!?! Wow.

Hope the food gets better with RICE

b said...

I don't think I've shopped for nine hour over the last six months total...well maybe online ;-)

yumke said...

Hey, just catching up on running and reading blogs. I can't wait for the day when you'll have a pain free run. I try not to take my relatively good legs for granted...