And it continues to be a process. I have kept reminding myself of this the past 5 months now. Getting my foot back to normal is a process. It has been quite the 5 month journey. I had another visit with the foot doctor this week and in the next month we wants me to start back running with nothing else on my foot. No more taping the toes and no pad on the bottom of the foot. He wants me to start running again like I should be.
I told him the things I have been feeling and I was told all of those things are normal for a healing tendon. These were very encouraging things to hear. I start official marathon training in about 4 weeks so at that point I will be back to running the way I should be. It might not be without some discomfort but we are getting there.
Giving me official clearance has been extra encouraging for me especially with the Peachtree next week and New York in November. As far as the Peachtree, who knows? I have been checking the weather forecast and let me just say if it stays the way it is a PR will not be in the cards. I don’t really know where I am at very a fitness standpoint with a 10K but with the race temps in the 80′s to begin with, that will take care of that most likely.
The big thing for me is to just gain some confidence next week with my foot and get ready for New York. I have some solid hope of what I can do in New York this year. We will just see. Feeling PRish? Maybe.
A great lesson I have learned I will need in November. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. It is not really supposed to feel good so get over it and keep going. It was a great lesson from my running doctor who said it will probably not feel great all the time but it will get better so keep at it. I have adopted this as my theme for the rest of the year. I will probably use it for a little surprise race coming up in September. (More to come on this one! Could not pass it up.)
I can already see it in my head at about mile 22 in New York, can I be comfortable being uncomfortable? That is my little battle. I also hope to be more consistent with my blog as well. It is hard to motivate yourself to write when you feel awful and can’t run. The more I run the more I think, the more I think the more I write. It is quite the amazing cycle!