Aug 23, 2012

Trials and Trails

I woke up this morning with two earaches and a sore throat. Not good. I popped some Tylenol, put warm cloths on my ears and went back to sleep for a few hours. I felt better when I woke up but not great. My neck and head ache and although my ears are better, they really hurt when I swallow.

I also developed blisters on the inside heel of my foot, at the bottom of my foot, isn’t that a weird place? I think they are from my orthotics so I’m going to give them a break for the next couple of days and let the blisters heal.

Today was my Running Room Clinic class – I am not sure who thought it was a good idea to put the practice and the clinic back to back for the 10k clinic…but that’s how it is. We were scheduled to run 6k on a trail behind McMaster University. I love, love, love, these trails.

I ran a trail last night as well and I think because it was a trail I was able to run so far without my knees/calves hurting. I don’t think I would have been able to go that far on asphalt or concrete. I didn’t write anything about last night’s run because I was exhausted when I got home and all I wanted was a hot shower, something to eat and bed. But as a quick recap, the run was good, I felt strong and I actually ran past the point I was supposed to turn around and didn’t realise it until one of the other runners told me. I did 10/1 the entire way and did not need any extra walk breaks. I won’t say it was easy but I felt better than I did the night before and it didn’t seem as hard as I was expecting it to be. My only mistake was to not do a cool down walk at the end like I normally do, I was getting a ride home and I didn’t want to keep the driver waiting, so I ran right to the store and stopped and just did a few minutes of stretching.

Anyway, back to tonight’s run. Thursday nights are my favourite because I get to run with someone, as in alongside, not just at the back of a group. It’s nice to have someone to talk to, it makes the run go quicker and Melissa is so inspiring that I always feel so much better after running with her.

The run itself did not go so well. We walked probably 1/3 of it. It just seemed hard. Both Melissa and I were having trouble with calf pain and being able to keep a steady pace. The trail was beautiful though and the weather was nice. In the end we did 5.55km including warm up. We did a cool down walk but it’s not in the Nike+ data.

In the continuance of "no rest days", tomorrow I am going to go for a long walk - no running - and stretch my calves and quads.


  1. Sounds like a nice place to run! I totally agree running with someone is so much nicer. I hope you feel better. A long walk sounds nice!

  2. Hope you feel better soon. Drink lots and get your rest.

  3. With all the exrcise your resistance will be down, hence prone to picking up colds and things, take care.

  4. Hope you feel better soon!!!

  5. Get well soon! Colds can really boggle us down when we are focused and motivated on moving. Sounds like a runners dream too ;)

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  6. I hope you are feeling much better now... your runs sound nice... NOT that I am ever likely to run anywhere fast! lol

  7. Yep our Steve is indeed a nutter! He is also very clever and super loving. WE love him !

  8. Thanks for the thoughts. I'm just about right...I thought this thing was going to hang on forever, but the past fews days the rattles in my lungs have pretty much disappeared and I hardly ever cough now. Hooray!! I'm hoping to be up and going again with my blog come Monday.