Looking back, I was whining about July like I am whining about September. August however, was AWESOME. I beat pretty much all of my personal records. 3 miles? Killed it. 5K? Heck yeah. 4 miles? indeed 5 miles? of course. 14 miles? crushed by 7 minutes. 13.26 miles? beat down by 7 minutes.
And then came September. The pain in my left foot has intensified fairly significantly. On top of that, now my RIGHT foot is hurting, along with some back pain, two thighs, and yes, frikin Andy Bernard syndrome. That one, thankfully, might have just been a glitch. or 5. Already this month my entire family has been stricken with one of the most violently disgusting stomach viruses I have ever seen. My entire family....except for me. Not sure how I avoided this mess, but I did. I'm not sure what to blame my first 5 runs being pathetic on, however the fact that I gained 10lbs (Seriously) and lost those same 10 lbs (seriously) all in the span of 7 days, 3 of them at the beach.
Well there are some pretty big runs coming up in September so I gotta fix my mindset now. Tomorrow in fact is a nice 15 miler...which equals my personal long distance. Then comes 16, 14 and 18.
This week I am going to try to take 2 consecutive days off from running prior to the long run...we'll see how that goes.
Oh, and by gosh! We are still dang near 1,000 bucks away from our 5,000 goal for the Think Pink Rocks/Sloan Kettering Foundation for Breast Cancer Research! Not a lot of time left here so yeah...fingernail bitting time.
Hey has anyone ever tried to roll a golf ball under their foot to fix the achilles tendinitis? Well it doesnt frikin work.