OMG, I’m become that blogger; you know, the one that takes like….over a month to update you on all the wonderful things that have been going on in my life. Sit back, relax and grab a drink because this one is going to be long!
Between the holidays and the new year…I’ve been slacking on the blog front! I’ve been so busy with work and day to day sh*t, that it’s tough to sit down in front of the computer after being in front of one ALL DAY LONG. But today I decided it’s high time I update all of you about my life for the last…errr MONTH!
Geez, where to start, ah yes …the training thing! Well, I am pleased to announce that I have been very diligent with my training. I have no completed 9 weeks of training for my 1/2 marathon and things are going well. We’ve been stuck with some pretty nasty cold temps and I refuse to run outside when there’s ice and snow on the ground, so I’ve been forced to do ALL of my training on the treadmill. I don’t know if this is going to hurt me in the long run (no pun intended) but for now, it’s all I’ve got, so I just jack up the incline, turn up the speed and get it done. I’ve been feeling really strong and ready to tackle longer distances … but I’ve got a bit of a foot issue that’s bothering me and holding me back 😦
After the latest mileage increase, I’ve been dealing with Morton’s Neuroma and frankly, it sucks! Last week I had to hobble off of the treadmill after a mere 5 miles because my feet hurt so bad! I tried Dr. Google’s advice and purchased a pair of metatarsal pads (secretly hoping they would solve my problems) but no such luck with them. So today, it was off to the foot doctor for an evaluation. I must say that I didn’t leave there completely discouraged (which is always good). She said that my custom orthotics (designed for me 16 years ago) were not doing their job anymore and it was time for new ones. She also sent me off for x-rays just to rule out any bone issues in my feet. I’m super excited to get fitted for my new orthotics — but the set back is that they won’t be ready for about 3 weeks…..bummer! We are also going to try some cortisone injections to calm the neuroma. I am so excited to be able to run pain free!!! Like I said before, I am so ready to push to the next level of mileage and my whole body feels prepared except for my feet!
Also, I have some SUPER great news on the fundraising front! I hit my first milestone today and raised my first $1,000 ($1154 to be exact). I am so incredibly grateful for the love and support from all of my family and friends. I told my husband, fundraising is just like selling stuff at a garage sale…..you are always surprised by what sold. In this case, I’m constantly surprised by who steps forward to make a contribution. I really want to surpass my goal of $5,000, I just have to think of a way to do it!