Weekly Run Down for 2.24.20-3.1.20: Am I pain-free?

Last week, I went to a new doctor who prescribed wrapping and padding my foot. She also gave me a B12/cortisone shot. This week was my chance to test the foot…weather permitting.


Last Week –

  • Monday – I started the day with a PT appointment. I told her that I walked over 8 miles a day in Montreal with little pain.  She was very encouraged…maybe I will be graduating soon?

After work, I went for a run with Jeri. 60 degrees in Feb!! So awesome. In spite the great weather, my run was so sluggish. At least, my foot did NOT hurt.

the usual UAlbany loop.  I was so hungry that I couldn’t wait to eat after my run lol

  • Tuesday – Long Day (starting at 7 am) working tech support at the Bar Exam. I was hoping that the rain would hold off so I could run. And it did!  Although the weather was cooler and drearier, I felt a lot peppier.  Go figure! Still no pain!!! Yeah!

when I worked here, this was the route I ran after work most days

  • Wednesday – A well deserved rest day and after work trip to bike at the gym.
  • Thursday – Had to take the hubby to the airport at 4:30 am (He’s playing in a tennis tournament in Fla). It was a nasty rainy/snowy windy day but the rain stopped so Chris and I were able to get our run in. Cold and very windy!!

31 degrees with feels like 18 temps due to the wind!!!

  • Friday – Another day at the Bar Exam and a rest day since I was hosting mah jongg at my house.
  • Saturday – A long run with the Sole Sisters. Since I skipped my long run last weekend but I have a half marathon in TWO WEEKS, I wasn’t sure how many to run. But I was very interested to see if my foot could give me some pain-free miles. I can’t say it was pain-free or uneventful.  I ran one solo mile and then 7 with Deb & Chris. It started to snow and it got icy. I almost fell several times. Chris did fall. We turned around and ran 2 more miles running into Heidi and Angie.  The sun came out and then it got windy.  11 miles done (I had hoped to do 12.) and my foot was a little sore but so much better than before.  Unfortunately the other foot (bunion area) hurt.  Always something.  A tough run however, a delicious brunch with friends made it feel better.

ran 4:1 intervals but it was still hard…glad to not have to do my runs alone 🙂

Of course I watched the Olympic Trials. So sorry for Des!

And I returned my Ghost 12s and got these:

Hoka Cliftons…

spent some alone with the kitty

  • Sunday – Recovery day at the gym,

surprised? Yeah, me too.

Then did some errands, cooking, laundry, cleaning and the hubby came home late that night.

waiting for my car inspection.. McD’s Shamrock Shake is my weakness

This Coming Week – 

  • Monday – AM PT, run
  • Tuesday –  run
  • Wednesday – run
  • Thursday – rest day, eye appt
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday – Long Run
  • Sunday – rest day

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42 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 2.24.20-3.1.20: Am I pain-free?

  1. So happy that your foot is much better! Did the new doc give you a diagnosis?

    I started wearing Cliftons several years ago, and have been happy with all of my models of Hoka. The reissue of Clifton 1 is the only shoeI’m running in right now. Hope they work for you!

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    • I thought of you and was going to call you about the Hokas.

      She still thinks nerve stuff. Neuroma maybe. Gave me a B12 shot and prescription cream. Pad for the bottom of my foot. My toe still hurts but the ball of my foot is so much better than before.


  2. Glad your “bad” foot responded well to the new treatment. Boo on the bunion foot and congrats on 11. Love the purple ninja on Thursday. This week’s weather was literally all over the map.

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  3. Glad you are making some progress on the foot feeling better. Way to get that long run done in not so great conditions, You are very nice to take your hubs to the airport at that hour. I do not do that for mine 🙂 Thanks for linking up!

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  4. Yay yay on the bad foot feeling better! If you’ve got 11 miles you’re set for your half in 2 weeks. I’m still new to the half marathon world, I did some 12 milers before my first but only 10 milers for the next two, and I’m torn on whether to just stick with 10s or try to get a 12 before my next half.


    • I have to pick him up too. Ugh. And go to work tomorrow. Can’t complain. He does it for me

      Not sure if it’s the shot or all the other stuff. it’s not perfect but better than the past 12 weeks.

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  5. Wow! Great long run in less than ideal conditions. Way to get it done! I watched the Olympic trials and was rooting for Des too. 4th place must be so disappointing. I heard she is signed up for Boston. Hope she does well there.

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  6. Glad to hear the foot is doing better…well, the “bad” foot LOL I know that dilemma, though…one niggle resolves and another shows up. Hope this next week shows you some better weather 😉

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  7. Hah! I haven’t had a shamrock shake since I was a kid! You’ve logged a lot of miles on that injured foot — 12 miles is no joke! I’m glad the wrapping and B12/cortisone helped. Hope the new shoes help too.

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    I am glad that the pain is way better. What a relief (although I’m sorry the other foot is hurting. Come on, feet!)

    That ice and slickness seems scary, but brunch makes it better!


  9. so do they know exactly what is wrong with your foot??? I’m glad something helped a bit!!!

    I’ve been in Cliftons for a while – I do like them a lot! just need to decide on what I’ll have next.

    not training for a big 2020 race yet.

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  10. That is great that your foot feels better but bummer that the other one is bother you. Yes, it is always something going on with us runners. Sorry to hear your returned the Ghost 12. What happened? I have 3 pairs in my closet.

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