The first two races of The Summer Of Speed are under my belt and I'm ready to get faster as the summer goes on. BUT, big but here, I recently found out I have a bunion which doesn't sound all that terrible but it's actually quite painful. So much so that I thought I had a hairline fracture or something in my foot. When my favorite Physical Therapist, Lawrence of Edge Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine (shameless plug for my amazing Non-Lesbian Life Partner's PT office!) told me I had a bunion I told him he was wrong - aren't those for old ladies? Like really old ladies? Turns out, not so much. Since then I've been trying some things are home to get my foot to feel better - it's kind of working but we'll see.
Two weekends ago I did NYRR Mini 10K - my foot hurt from the first step so I knew it wasn't going to be pretty. It was also the very first hot day, it's been a pretty cold Spring so far. I vowed once a long time ago to never complain about the heat - I love the summer, I HATE HATE HATE the winter so I never complain about any temp being too high but it does affect running when you are not used to it. But the real issue was my foot hurt so it wasn't great but Wendy and I stayed together and got it done. I figured it was best to start the season off with my slowest run so I can get faster as the summer goes on....not a real plan but it is now!
June 10, 2017 NYRR Mini 10K Central Park 1:12 Finish time. These are my split times (avg pace 11:24/mile):
I will admit I was expecting worse so not a terrible start to The Summer of Speed!
|That's funny - it doesn't look like you are in any pain?|
|I can find GOTR girls anywhere I go!|
June 18, 2017 Ray Downey Memorial 5K Deer Park, NY 31:13 Finish Time. These are my split times
(Average Pace 9:56/mile):
|The Sisterhood is simply the greatest thing ever!|
|Family Support....they're cute sometimes!|