Monday, March 26, 2012

Sore Foot and A Full Schedule

Ever notice how fast a week goes by? 

It seems that I blink my eyes and here we are…Monday again.  But no time to ponder on that today, it’s the start of another busy week and we are hitting the ground running!  With five days of baseball this week (for both boys), Katie’s first softball practice, the hubby’s birthday, and whatever else gets thrown in there, we have no time to think about ANYTHINGWinking smile 

Sometimes that’s not a bad thing.

At this very second I’m thinking about my right foot.  Mmm hmm.  It’s been giving me trouble for a couple of weeks now and while I can see a little improvement, it’s not a lot better.  I ran twice last week, and on Friday it felt so good for the first 1-2 miles then the pain started.  Pain in the ball of my foot…ughhhh.  So low-impact/weights/rest it is.  Sigh.  I really just want to run without anything hurting, and it’s been sooooo long since that has been the case. 


AND to top it off, I am feeling a little under pressure here, too. I have 3 events coming up in April:

On the 7th is our 3rd Annual Lending A Hand River Run 5K



We already have close to 100 people registered for the 5k, 1 mile walk, and 1 mile run!  And it’s not even the day of the event yet!!!  Yippee!!!  This has proved to be such a great fundraiser for us the past two years and we are praying and BELIEVING for beautiful weather and a big crowd!

Then I have backed that up with two, yes I said TWO, half marathons…ahem. 

Ok, so the Go! St. Louis Marathon and Half is Sunday, April 15.  I did the full marathon last year and loved it, and since I am attending a Gala for Siteman the night before on the 14th, Siteman volunteered to pay my entry fee for the marathon!  Um yes, please!! 



And THEN, the second half is with my sister, Jessica, in NASHVILLE!!!!  The Country Music Marathon sponsored by the Rock ‘N Roll Series has been on my list to-do for quite a while.  So this year when Jessica decided to start training for it, my mom and dad bought me the registration for my birthday (back in Feb.) and an all-girls’ weekend was in the making!  So my mom, myself, Katie, Jessica, my sis-in-law Kristy, and Jessica’s sis-in-law Laura are all going to Nashville to run the CMM half on Saturday April 28!!!!! 


Here we come, Nashville!  (and I know this post has been heavy on the exclamation points, but seriously, I’m that excited!!!!)

So I’ve really got to buckle down and get to healing.  I’ve been doing my weights and a some DVDs, but subbing out the more high-impact jumping and such with all low-impact.  Today I picked up some new insoles for my shoes that I’m hoping will help.  And yesterday, believe it or not, in the month of MARCH, I went swimming.  In our pool.  That isn’t completely finished.  Ha!  I was so sweaty after my kickboxing session that I went outside and bailed in. 

OH.MY.WORD. was it cold.  I mean, like, can’t hardly catch your breath cold.  But at the same time it felt good, and was probably the best ice bath I could ask for!  It all worked out good, though, and I went completely numb after about 2 minutes so I swam for about 20 minutes before coming in to get ready for church, then swam (did some aqua running) for an hour in the afternoon. 

Love love love it.  You just need to be really hot and sweaty first.Winking smile

I’m off to watch some Bulldog Baseball!  Bring it, boys! Open-mouthed smile


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