Oh glorious hump day. The middle of the week and yet many more miles to run. This morning was 3 miles around the neighborhood with the run group. Following the outer streets then coming in the middle around the lake once is exactly 3 miles from start to finish. It normally is an easy run but it was so incredibly humid (it’s 5am mind you) that is was almost impossible to breathe. I ended up walking half of it but I am in a “rest” week and not totally concerned about running the entire route. This Saturday I signed up for the ‘Howl at the Moon’ 10 miler, a spooky nighttime race on the clay roads in Clermont. Super hilly but it will be a nice change of pace from the constant increase in miles.

Side note, I saw a podiatrist yesterday about the burning on the bottoms of my feet. You know…planters peanuts, those tissues that go from your toes all the way to your heels. Yeah I didn’t know either until they starting talking to me in painful burst of weird heat. It has been bothering me for a couple of months though I have been able to keep it at bay with some serious massaging and compression socks. I was pretty nervous he was going to tell me I couldn’t run for a while but after a few squeezes of some muscles and tendons, I do in fact I have a mild case of planters fasciitis but will just require some better insoles, stretching and a generous helping of biofreeze. Done and done Doc! With a clean bill of health I am going into the next segment of training with some positive vibes. The clock is ticking as November is sneaking up on me. At least I have a routine set…maybe….sort of….in the meantime, tomorrow we hill!

Planters Peanutitis

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