|Soaked after my 6K yesterday morning.|
Yesterday morning my run was a complete bust again. I completed it, but I'm not gonna lie, it was tres brutal. I ran 6K at 5:30am at a 7:20 per kilometer pace. Again the air was thick and I was soaked when I got back. I'm not gonna pretend I wasn't proud of myself after finishing the run. It's pouring rain here right now and I can feel a cold front moving in. I'm gonna love my 10K run tomorrow morning. I just need to feel like I'm a real runner again, without struggling.
My orthotics are useless. I'm beginning to think that regardless of the orthotic adjustments I get, they just are not going to work for me. With my most recent adjustment, my toes are cramping even earlier. Pisses me off because I spent almost $600 on the orthotics and they are doing NOTHING for me! I go back to see the foot specialist in a couple of weeks. I think I'm gonna go to my doctor and get a referral for an ultrasound. I need to know if I will ever be able to run a full marathon or if I'm just wasting my time. If I can't run a full, I'll just do half marathons. My toes still cramp during the half, but it's not something I can't handle. Without orthotics it usually happens around 13K which only leaves me 8K to run in pain. A full though? I know I wouldn't make it. I'd have to run 29K in pain. Makes me sad but I won't stop running. My othotics are so bad, I can't even wear them now.
Today was my last day of work for THREE WEEKS!!!!!!! That's right. I'm officially on summer vacation. Let the day trips begin! We are having a staycation. Just day trips around the greater Toronto/Hamilton/Niagara area. And it's all good. Julien loves going to the water parks and attractions around here. And we'll be spending time at the beach. I may or may not be brave enough to post a picture of me in a bathing suit. We shall see.
My massage therapist finally returned from Spain. I saw him this morning. He stripped my quads. They definitely needed stripping but I think he went easy on me. The man just got back from a 800K pilgrimage (which he completed), so I guess I'll have to give him a pass. The next time I see him though, I expect him to be relentless no matter how much I scream. I count on having things stripped because although it's extremely painful at the time, it's better in the long run. ARGH!!!!!! The things I do to run!
|This picture is just because. I crack up when I see it.|
That's Julien's foot of course....
|I got my nails done! It was payday.|
|A blurry picture of my dinner tonight.|
|My eats from the past two days.|