Anyhow, I am healing. The swelling is going down. My darling daughter can step on my foot and I don't have to hold in a cry of pain. I can put on running shoes (still the Columbia's) and I can run. Therefore, I am following the coach's advice. Run as long as it doesn't impact my gait and keep the toe splinted/taped. Done!
Yesterday I had a fantastic easy run after work before going to pick up my darling daughter. I ended up running at the gym on the treadmill and put in 4.24 miles at an overall pace of 8'47". I felt good and am happy with how well my body is responding to the increase in mileage after all those little one mile runs or no runs. I am now a firm believer that workouts such as those with NTC and Skimble do help keep a runner in shape. I used to think the only way to stay good at running was to run. What are your thoughts?
Disclaimer: You may not get as excited about this piece of news as I was.
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Now on to today's tune......
Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) by Shakira
It is a fun, upbeat song with a good repetitive beat. I like to run to it but not everyday. The only downside is sometimes it just makes me want to dance and not run.
Today I am grateful for:
- Good friends
- A child's hug
- Warm clothes
- Being able to donate gifts to those in need