Last night my RED January T-shirt arrived, and as previously advised I haven’t run properly for about a month due to a foot issue, and the few weeks before that were spent procrastinating about whether or not I should run as I knew my foot would hurt...... The rest period seems to have made a difference and as the new top arrived and I had new shoes to try, i guilted myself into a short run.
Surprisingly it wasn’t as hard as I expected and managed to keep a respectable pace - you really don’t lose fitness that fast!. I used Nike Run Club for the 1st time as I’m interested in the different types of guided runs on offer, but I couldn’t get it to link to Strava!! Found an app to manage the syncing, but it shouldn’t be that hard, surely!
Anyway - I ran the whole time with only a brief pause at half way to stretch my calves. Breathing was in control and muscles not complaining too much this morning.
The foot feels like it has some kind of bruise memory. There is no pain, but I’m always aware of it. I could feel it starting to grumble at 3k but as I was only planning on 3-3.5k i just carried on.....
I mainly went out as I need to keep some miles in my feet for doing the 5k everyday in Jan and I’m itching to start the HM training (I really really need a goal to train for). I also need to re-create the issue, if it’s still there, for when I see the podiatrist on 6th Dec.
For now, happy with the result. Will increase distance (5k) later in week and monitor foot situation.
Happy running all! 💕👍