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Tomorrow, I make my glorious return to running.


Two straight weeks of this wretched cross-training and my foot pain hasn’t subsided.

On the plus side, it hasn’t gotten any worse.

The thought of wheezing away on a machine inside the gym yet again tomorrow…? No. I can’t do it. I can’t.

My orthotics have not arrived yet, but I can’t wait another day. I really, truly can’t.

I did my time in cross training camp for two weeks. I did everything I was supposed to. I also felt grouchy, extremely stressed out about work, and frustrated at the challenge of furnishing an entire apartment using only the bus system.

So now? It’s time to run and hope for the best. Sometimes these things have a way of magically working themselves out, and that’s what I’m banking on. Tomorrow will be a high of 15*F with some Taku Wind action on top of it, but I’m going for a run. The end.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. dubay319 permalink
    01/11/2011 16:05

    Go for it Girl i know its been killing you at the gym , today you looked like Cat swimming šŸ™‚ go outside and run its your element and you own it . Just dont over do it keep your mileage under 25 .

  2. 01/11/2011 16:19

    woot. i can’t wait to see how you dominate.

  3. Jim permalink
    01/11/2011 18:44

    The heading is my daily affirmation

  4. 01/11/2011 18:45

    Cross training sucks when you’re injured. I REALLY hope everything works out fine and your foot is back to normal soon. I wish you a speedy USPS or UPS or FedEx or whoever is bringing your orthotics!

  5. 01/12/2011 02:43

    Ooh, I know you hate the gym and cross-training, but have you thought about doing a trial run on the treadmill first? That way if you find out midrun that it’s not going to work you’re not limping extra distance back home.

  6. 01/12/2011 03:10

    I could’ve written this post myself! Good luck w/ the run!

  7. 01/12/2011 04:38

    Do you not have a buddy with a pickup truck? That wouldn’t help your running, but it would help moving. I hope your run is faboosh <– a fake word I hate but which seemed oddly appropriate here.

    • 01/12/2011 10:16

      Faboosh? Is that some kind of Middle Eastern delicacy, maybe served with falafel and hummus?

      Some Subaru-owning buddies ended up coming to the rescue when it came time to schlep our beds! Thank goodness everyone here is so friendly.

  8. 01/12/2011 04:50

    wooo good luck!!

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  10. 01/12/2011 07:45

    Good luck today, hope it’s a fine and fabulous return to the road! Sorry to hear your foot’s not better, that’s a suck, but hopefully the orthotics will make a great difference for you. Lol on furnishing an apartment using buses (a horrendous prospect, hope you find another way).

    • 01/12/2011 10:19

      We ended up getting help from car-owning friends for the biggest items — yay! But we did do a lot of bus moving too. Worth it for all the stories…

  11. 01/12/2011 16:43

    hope it went well? the suspense. oh wait. i’m so late i can just click on ‘newer post’.

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