Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Peroneal Tendonitis

Last Friday I went and saw the podiatrist for my foot pain.  After I explained what was happening and he examined my foot,  he came to the conclusion that I had peroneal tendonitis.  According to the doctor, the cause of this is unknown but it is common in athletes. 

He taped my foot really well and instructed me to leave it on for 72 hours.  Start taking Aleve or Ibuprofen 3 times a day to reduce inflammation and after removing the tape, ice for 20 minutes daily.

 Monday morning I removed the tape and my foot felt great.  He told me that I could try running at any time but to stop if I had any pain and to ease back into it.  Monday afternoon I ran a mile.  It felt great.  Tuesday I went and got fitted for new shoes since my current ones were reaching their mileage limit and I wanted to eliminate anything that may be causing the issue.

This afternoon I went for a run and stopped at a little over 2 miles but felt great.  Hopefully things have cleared up.  I am still taking the Aleve per doctor's orders and have been icing for at least 20 minutes a day.  Today I iced right after my run and will ice again this evening.

I can't say enough good things about Runners Gate.  If you are from the Twin Cities area, I highly recommend you check them out.  They were so helpful and did not rush me in any way. I spend an hour trying on different shoes and running on their treadmill.  And when I realized my keys and cell phone were locked in my car, they let me use their phone to call my insurance company and allowed me to hang out in the store while waiting for the company to come unlock my doors.  Oops! 

I got some new snack bars today......

I can't wait to try them out!  I have heard such great things about them. Definitely going to break into them for my afternoon snack.

And now I leave you with a picture of me with a couple of nasty cold sores :(

Baseball season has started for my boy so even though we had 6" of snow a couple of days ago we are off to a tournament this weekend.  Forecast says 70° and sunny!  Sure hope they are right!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Down and Out

My thoughts and prayers go out to the runners, spectators and all others affected by the Boston explosions.  It is such a senseless act.  Incredibly sad.  Runners unite!

I wore my Get Lucky! 7k sweatshirt in honor of Boston.....

Last night I ran 3.25 miles in honor of Boston.  I have been having some foot trouble so struggled through it a little.  I have an appointment with a podiatrist on Friday and with a chiropractor on Tuesday.  I am so frustrated.  If you are a runner, you know what I am talking about.  The feeling I get from running is incredible and I'm really struggling with taking time off.  Hopefully I will be able to report back with some good news after my appointments.  Until then I will settle for the bike and elliptical.


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Get Lucky!

I am a couple of weeks behind but on March 16th I ran the Get Lucky! 7k in Minneapolis.  I signed up with a friend back in October.  I didn't necessarily train for this race because it isn't much longer of a distance than a 5k and I was running 4 or 5 milers here and there so I knew I just wanted to keep up my running base going in to this.  March in MN can be super cold or it can be super warm.  You just never know what you're going to get.  Well this year it was super cold!

I was scrambling around the morning of the race because my son was playing in a hockey game early that morning.  I went to the game for as long as I could and headed out early for my race.  I got there and oh my goodness, there were people everywhere!  I never found my friend that I signed up with so I ended up running the race solo which is fine.  I'm not one to chat during a race anyway.  I crossed the start line about 30 minutes after the gun went off.  I just tried to keep moving while waiting because it was about 15°.  Once I crossed the start line, I weaved in and out of people the entire race.  It was frustrating but what do you do?!?  It had snowed a bit the night before too so the roads were slick.  But with the poor conditions, I did pretty good.  I ended finishing in 40:40.  With better conditions I could have done quite a bit better but I will take it.  I would definitely sign up for this race again because the atmosphere was so much fun (lots of people and bagpipes playing along the course) but I wouldn't go into it aiming for a PR because I would more than likely get too frustrated.

And now I will leave you with some crappy race pictures....

You're welcome :)