Weekly Run Down for 2.3.20-2.9.20: Still dealing with foot pain

Last Week –

  • Monday – I started the day with a PT appointment. I confessed to her that I felt like my foot was not any better and that I would be in pain forever. She listened and told me what I was feeling was normal.  In addition to all the scrapping and nerve prodding, I got some laser therapy at this session. She said that I may be sore but I could run.
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My PT used the laser on the ball of my foot

During lunch, there was Yoga Chair session #3. A workout for an hour (in a good way.)

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I had no residual foot pain from the laser, so I decided to do the usual weekday run. Unfortunately my friend Chris was not available this week (I hate running alone.)

I wound up bumping into my friend Lara and we ran about a mile together but I had to turn around since it was getting too dark. (She had a headlight. I did not). My foot felt a little better but still some soreness.

  • Tuesday – Another after work run. Two days in a row because I would not have time to run the rest of the week. I did the usual UAlbany loop. I am been finding that the foot pain is zapping my running mojo and I need either company or a race to get out there. I had neither today 😦

a warmer but cloudier day…foot pain persisted intermittently and more than the day before

  • Wednesday – Rest day due to an after work PT appointment  (same old, same old and she insists that she will cure me but it may take a long time…UGH!) followed by a required bar exam webinar and test. Again the sun came out on my rest day!!
  • Thursday – Another rest day since I had plans for the evening with tennis friends. (Besides the weather was ugly – snow/sleet/rain).

First we went to the Institute of History & Art for a wine/coloring party.

ADULT COLORING NIGHT Enjoy a relaxing night as you add your own color to images from the Albany Institute’s collections! Each participant will receive 6 images from the museum’s collection printed on cardstock and will have the opportunity to use diverse coloring media such as water-soluble pencils and crayons, colored pencils, and colored pens to fill the images in. Participants 21 and over may also purchase a ticket for a single serving bottle of wine to be enjoyed with the program.

Afterward, we all went out to dinner…a very late night but worth it.

  • Friday – Rest Day #3. Another ugly rainy/snowy day. I could have run on the TM at the gym but I don’t like to run the day before a long run. Instead, I used the bike while reading a book (Running With Sherman 🙂 )

Mah Jongg this week was cancelled due to this horrendous weather.

  • Saturday – A long run with some of the Sole Sisters. I ran 3 and then met Sherry for 6 more.  It was chilly but sunny and no wind.  Glad I got there there.

the boring UAlbany loops but the pain is bearable when running with friends.

After our run, we met the others for brunch.

In the afternoon, I went to my monthly yoga session with Samara. This week’s focus was: Feet and Calf Activation and Healing (appropriate for me, right?)

Afterward, I got my nails done…boy I needed that.

  • Sunday – Rest day. Got some biking done at the gym, errands and started packing for my trip to Bermuda…sunshine is awaiting me!!!!!!!!!! (of course, rain is in the forecast…no rain, please!!)

This Coming Week – 

  • Monday – run
  • Tuesday –  rest day, am PT, pm hair appt.
  • Wednesday – train to NYC, train/subway to JFK, flight to Bermuda, shuttle to hotel
  • Thursday – run, exploring the island
  • Friday – rest day, exploring Bermuda (Dolphins, beaches, pink sand, sunsets…oh my)
  • Saturday – more exploring Bermuda (Crystal Caves, St Georges), Sunset Lighthouse Race (2 mile walk)
  • Sunday – ZOOMA Half Marathon, more exploring Bermuda (Beaches)
  • Monday – rest day, shuttle to airport, flight to NYC, subway/train to Penn Sta, train home

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Happy Running! How is your running going? Anyone training yet for their first 2020 race? Who’s joining me in Bermuda? What’s new with you? Please share.

39 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 2.3.20-2.9.20: Still dealing with foot pain

  1. Oh Darlene, I’m sorry the foot is still hurting. My husband has PF and the last time it got bad he really struggled for a long time, it just plain sucks. Have fun in Bermuda, I can’t wait to read about it.

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  2. I’m so sorry about the foot pain persisting. I’m sure you’ve already considered this but maybe running on it isn’t the best way for it to get better? Sorry…been there…

    Have so much fun in Bermuda. I am so jealous!

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  3. So sorry the foot is still causing you pain. I really hope you start to get some relief soon! I’m glad you can still do 9 miles, but I’m sure you’d much rather it be painfree! Fingers crossed that some of these treatments start to help.

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  4. Hope the foot behaves itself while you’re in Bermuda. It looks like you have some rest and non-running days in the plan, so maybe that will be all it needs to run that race 🙂 Good luck, and enjoy your trip!

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  5. Sorry you are still having foot pain! I had a foot injury a few years ago that I thought would never heal. I think its hard because we use our feet so much, and its a fine line between keeping them strong and resting appropriately.
    Have a great time in Bermuda!

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  6. Sorry you have to deal with this pain… sadly I feel like that’s something we all go through at some point but hey, you powered through and got your long run done on the weekend!! That’s awesome!!


  7. Sending all the no-rain vibes your way!!!!

    Again, I am so sorry you are still having pain, and I hope your PT can deliver on her promise. I am having a little chitty chat with mine on Friday: I think it’s time to start looking at the long term goal of my 5K, and I am ready to take things to the next level. If they think it’s ok.

    Yay for some self-care!

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    • If you can walk, you can run…just saying. I started with the elliptical and then the treadmill…finally the big time. It was slow and painful but it was as rewarding as my first race ever!!

      Can’t wait to hear which one you sign up for.

      Hopefully one in NYC…there’s a few in Aug!!!!!


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