Well it seems like I've been on the road since May! I was home this weekend but am waiting on another airplane today to take me away. This time, at least, I'm going somewhere nice. I'll be in lovely Florida for the week and will be staying right on the beach. Lot's of long sunset beach runs I hope.
I have gotten back into running pretty well over the last week. I took a few weeks off to heal my leg and get my head straight and at least one of those has shown improvement. My new orthotics seem to be working well. I can still feel my leg but it's not pain anymore, it's more like an itchy, healing feeling. I have been aggressively icing and massaging the leg everyday. I have also gone back to using the Chinese liniment that Southbay girl recommended months ago. All of this has lead to 3 great runs last week in the hills of NY and a GREAT long run yesterday at my beloved Lake Hefner here in OKC. Oh, yea, all of this with NO Ibuprofen. I'm cautiously optimistic that I may have found the solution to this long-running problem.
I keep looking at the training plan I have decided to follow for my quest for a Boston Qualifying time. I am trying to think of it as reality instead of just a dream (Thanks Calyx!). I have also been trying to get my body used to running a faster pace. I have a few weeks to go before the training plan starts and I want to get a head start at the pace. It's not that much faster than I normally train at but I am worried about maintaining that pace for a 16 week schedule.
The good thing is that I have lots of encouragement from all my wonderful blogger friends. Thanks for that.
Thanks for listening