Monday, December 7, 2009

i heart cortisone ...

So, after a full three weeks off, one very itchy cast and a good dose of cortisone, I FINALLY tested out the foot (and my new plaid running skirt - too cute!). AND IT WAS FANTASTIC!!

We got back from our trip to New Jersey around 6 p.m. last night and since it was already dark (not to mention WAY COLD). I got dressed and jumped on the treadmill after the girls were in bed. I figured I'd try a mile at an easy pace. But, once I got through the mile and wasn't feeling any pain I decided to go a little longer. So, I kicked up the speed and ran another two. When I was done, I was beyond relieved. I made it. And more importantly, my foot held up. I decided that I would wait until the morning to declare victory, just in case some phantom pain showed up. But, IT DIDN'T!!!

Now, I can focus on the upcoming Bermuda Half Marathon in 41 days (or 10K if G is up for it). And hopefully, by easing back into running and keeping my mileage controlled (under 35 miles a week seems to work for me), I won't have another flare up. Hopefully.

9 comments:

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

YIPPERS!! OK I read running skirt and I was thinking hello COLD!! Godo to know you were indoors. Hoping you can do the Half. Did you pick a training plan?

Steel Springs said...

Yeah! I'm glad that the shot worked. The new plaid skirts are so cute. Which color did you get?

Katie A. said...

Yay! So glad the foot held up! You are finally on your way to recovery! One question: I hope you rocked that cute plaid skirt on the treadmill even if your hubbs was the only one to see it!! :)

Zoƫ said...

Cortisone ROCKS! So glad that you didn't feel any pain. WIN! And you got the plaid running skirt?? Too cute!

TMB said...

I got the green one!

Jenn said...

Glad to see you're on the mend!! I'm gonna have to jump on the running skirt bandwagon! I'm getting outstyled!!

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Teamarcia said...

This is wonderful news! And I've got to see this plaid running skirt!

Kasey said...

yay for you and your foot! I had no idea- I've been so out of the loop trying to do Christmas stuff. Glad you're good though surgery would stink! Take care of it and running in Bermuda- I'm so jealous- but yay for you!