Weekly Run Down for 12.30.19-1.5.20: Welcome 2020!


As so the decade has ended…

And I was home for the second week in a row. My running was slow, painful but continuing (which was a good thing, I think.)

Last Week –

  • Monday – My 8 year anniversary… serious ankle surgery due to a broken fibula and tibia…

Five months of recovery and I was back to running.

May 31, 2012 with my running tribe at that time – my first outdoor run was a 5k race LOL

To celebrate, I had to run, right?  Too bad it was raining and sleeting. No choice but to head to the gym for a few miles on the dreadmill.

I seem to be a frequent visitor here

  • Tuesday – New Year’s Eve. I normally would have run but I had planned to race the next day and I was going out with the hubby. But first I rode the bike at the gym.

  • Wednesday – Day Off and I started it with a local race. Winter Series #2. There were several options but I chose the 3.5 miler (or actually 3.75).  I knew a lot of runners here so it was great to catch up. Only one of my “Sole Sisters” ran it this year.

my foot hurt (more than during the 6 miler on Sat.) still glad I did it. Crazy, huh?

  • Thursday – Just in case the doctor told me to stop running, I ran after work again…back to UAlbany with a friend.

for some strange reason, my foot felt a lot better during today’s run

Then I went out to dinner with a former co-worker. The holiday over-eating continues.

  • Friday – Foot Doctor appt. I told him that it felt a little better but that it still hurt. He wanted to give me a cortisone shot.  I wanted a MRI so I could know exactly what was wrong.  So I went for an MRI. Now I’m waiting for the results. After work and before mah jongg, I went back to the gym to ride the bike.

maybe these Altras will cure my foot woes

  • Saturday – Long run scheduled with the Sole Sisters. With a possible half marathon in a few weeks, I had decided to try and increase my distance. Unfortunately there was rain…lots of rain so I got my nails done instead… and did a lot of cleaning around the house.
  • Sunday – Rescheduled long run. It was cold and windy but at least dry. Many (but not all) of the Sole Sisters went able to come to run, walk and or have brunch.

foot pain = a lot, a little, none, repeat = frustrating

This Coming Week – 

  • Monday – rest day, train to NYC, dinner with friends
  • Tuesday –  run (High Line)
  • Wednesday – rest day, Broadway show
  • Thursday – run (Central Park)
  • Friday – rest day, train home
  • Saturday – long run with Sole Sisters (10 miles)
  • Sunday – Winter Series #3 (3 miler)

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Happy Running! How is your running going? What’s new with you? How did you spend your new Year’s Eve? Have you raced yet in 2020? Any experiences with cortisone shots? Please share.

29 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 12.30.19-1.5.20: Welcome 2020!

      • The problem with cortizone is basically it’s a bandaid — although it can be a long lasting bandaid. I’m thankful that so far I haven’t had an injury that called for that, because I know I wouldn’t want to do it.

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        • I don’t have a problem with a shot. I would get one. I just want to make sure it’s not something other than a neuroma before I get it. But again more often than not it doesn’t help with a foot. It does with a knee. That’s a joint. This is nerve pain.

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  1. OUCH on the foot. Hoping you get some answers from the MRI. I’ve had a cortisone shot in my knee, but never in a foot. That sounds almost more painful that the issue you’ve been battling.

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  2. Getting your nails done sounds like a lot more fun than a long run in the rain! 🙂 Good for you for sticking up for yourself. I think an MRI sounds a lot more productive than a cortisone shot. Hope you are feeling better soon!

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  3. Glad you asked for the MRI. A cortisone shot would have given you instantly relief but not an answer to the source of the problem. I’ve had a few shots when I had pain due to my bunion. Man, they did help but also hurt a lot.

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  4. My husband had a few cortisone shots during his last bout with PF and that was basically the only thing that helped him, but it just made the pain go away for a few months, it wasn’t a cure. Hopefully you’ll get answers from the MRI, and maybe the answer will be to get a cortisone shot but honestly why not do the MRI so that you know that to start with?

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  5. How does the biking feel on your foot?

    And oh, those anniversary pictures get me right in the feels. Ugh ugh ugh.

    I hope the MRI results will yield some answers and some relief. While I’m not opposed to cortisone shots, I don’t think that would be my first choice. At least not until I knew exactly what was going on. Hang in there!

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  6. Wow 8 years…I can’t believe how similar our injuries and recoveries (5 months no running- back to running!) were. Runners are persistent to get back to it! Most people would just say, “why not just stop running??”

    I’ll share more on my recap next week but I ended up getting an MRI today and got the results 30 minutes later?

    Great week, love reading your recaps.

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    • I know. I never thought about quitting. I got mine on Friday. Still waiting for the doc who had the results on Friday to call me back. Grrr.

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  7. you did get quite some miles in! and a nice race on NYD 🙂
    you know, sometimes they can’t see a neuroma if they do an MRI. Not that I’m an expert but, well, I’ve been through the whole rigamorole if you know what I mean. And cortisone CAN help but if they don’t get the right place it’s a waste. If you think you have a neuroma, see if you can find toe spreaders, I think they are called “correct toes” and consider a running shoe with a wider or foot shaped toe box. I was too late for the toe spreaders (because I’d had surgery by the time I found out about them) but more room and toe socks (as well) really helped me. Too back I have arthritis in my toes and nerve damage from a surgeon not doing his job correctly 😦 Fingers crossed you already heard the news and have some next steps.

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