Friday, July 2, 2010

My body hates me...

.... and I'm sort of starting to hate it in return.

My foot's been killing me all week so I skipped a couple runs.  2 days ago I was limping, and yesterday it wasn't that bad so I thought this was progress.  I went out to (optimistically) do 5 tonight but after about half a mile I turned back.  Yes, the foot hurts.  It felt sort of ok while walking, but running was another story.  I have no doubt that I could have fought through it to do my 5 miles, if it weren't for this raging headache I developed just as I was getting ready for my run.  I thought maybe I just needed some water, so I had some and took my hand bottle with me, but as soon as I was running the headache got so much worse I was almost seeing spots.  This is possibly among the worst headaches I've ever had.  I basically never take drugs, but there may be some ibuprophen in my future tonight.  (or however you spell it).  It's possibly the result of eating garbage for food today; my lunch was dill pickle relish on crackers because I am out of groceries and clean dishes and didn't want to stand or go out and walk around a store a whole bunch because I was trying to conserve my foot for this run.

Also I still am not totally willing to blame vibram running for this.  It's possibly the cause, but my foot feels 1000x worse while in a shoe or flip flop than it does while I'm just walking around my apartment barefoot.  Also I feel like I could've done this stupid run if my feet weren't pounding the ground so hard.  I feel like an elephant in shoes now.  That part is the fault of the vibrams.

So I walked home feeling sorry for myself and now I will go get takeout and eat it while feeling sorry for myself and possibly taking a bath.  And then I will lay on the couch feeling sorry for myself.  Meanwhile, the dishes still won't get done and unless I stop for groceries tonight, that problem still isn't solved either.

End week 3 of marathon training, with a big fat fail.
I'm so frustrated.  My head is going to explode.
I wish I had the energy to have a positive attitude about all of this right now, but I don't.  I feel like a fat lazy slug and I can't stand missing runs.  And I have a marathon to be training for, dammit.  :(

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a rough couple of days! A little bit of relaxation and "you" time might just be in order. Remember that tomorrow is a new day, and with things being (relatively) quiet with the holiday, just try and do as best you can. If running doesn't work out the next couple of days, could you cross-train a bit by swimming or strength training?

    Keep your chin up! Marathon training will pick up soon. Just take care of yourself now so you don't really injury yourself later. I want to see you happy and waving at the Moritz Law water stop!