Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I Won a Book!!!

I never win lotteries, raffles, or anything that remotely involves luck of any sort. So, Felice's announcement on The Happy Runner knocked my socks off! Woo hoo...I win this cool book. Through a completely random selection too! (New Jersey lottery, here I come!) I am turning cartwheels (at least, attempting to) as I wait for the book. Thanks a ton, Felice.

Meanwhile, there's been a slight set-back in my running routine. At the gym, I did 3.5 miles on the treadmill on Monday. Hoping to make it to the BodyWorks class immediately after, I recklessly cranked up the speed and ran 9 minute-miles. I did make it to the class for an hour of solid core work and weights, but after the workout, the tendonitis in my left foot started acting up some. I am not in pain, but the area from shin to top of the foot feels sore. I gave it some RICE and TLC yesterday.

Today was my scheduled long run - 12 miles. Instead, I tried a slow 3-miler. No pain, but the soreness still bothers me. I usually don't chicken out on long runs...but knowing how the injury developed the last time, I feel I'd rather be extra cautious.

Tomorrow, 12 miles is on the cards...but only if my poor foot can handle it.

So, I'm back to being slow as molasses again! Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon...I've never needed you more!!!

14 comments:

Melanie said...

congrats on winning the book! Yay! Take care of that foot, sending you some speedy healing vibes :)

X-Country2 said...

Looks like a great book. I look forwrad to the report.

Hope your foot heals up quick.

Abby said...

I'm looking forward to a book review!

Hope the foot's on the mend soon - good luck with today's 12.

Marlene said...

Congratulations! Enjoy the book.

I hope your foot cooperates for the 12-miler today.

lauren said...

Congrats on your win. I think it was smart to hold off on the run for a day. I hope your foot stays healthy!

lindsay said...

congrats on the win! i keep not-winning these blogger-giveaways so i think i'll have to stay away from the lotto for now. :)

hope your foot is feeling and getting better!!

Heather said...

Congrats on the book! Hope you're able tog et your 12 mile in and your foot cooperates.

Tammy said...

Congrats on the book!

I hope your foot feels better quick.

Roisin said...

Hope the foot heals soon! I've got a bit of a problem with my Right heel at this moment, so I know the frustration.

Scheri said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your foot. You are doing the right thing. I also have foot problems and I find that massaging it helps too. Breaking through all that tightness makes me feel new. Good luck! Congrats on your cool new book too :-)

Cindy said...

good luck with your run!

Ali said...

congrats on winning the book ... it looks interesting. Fingers crossed for the foot and 12 miles.

The Happy Runner said...

The book is on its way!

I hope the foot is OK. Were you able to do the 12 miles?

I Run for Fun said...

Thanks a ton, Felice! You are so sweet.

The foot's a lot better, thank you. All the icing helped.