I went to the gym to do some speed work – I did 3 miles, but with a lot of discomfort. My left leg is still giving out and the pain is shooting up into my knee and hip. My lower back is really tight and sore and my right heel hurts. I think the back and heel pain are a result of me adjusting my stride to compensate for the pain in my left leg. I’m rolling, I’m kinda sorta stretching – but I’m not sure what else I can do. I’m going to see Richard tomorrow and let him work on me, maybe he can shed some light on this mysterious disappearing leg.
Eleven miles scheduled. I got up at 4:15 AM and logged on to weather.com . . . 17 degrees with 20 mph winds. No, I don’t think so. I don’t have gear to keep me warm enough for that weather. I decided to skip my run – I think this might be a good thing to do until I figure out what is going on with my body.
I’m running the Austin Half Marathon this weekend . . . let’s hope I’m fixed by then. I’m a little nervous since I have not run over 9 miles in a long while.
If I were in Amsterdam right now I could get legally high and just run, run, run and not feel pain. I’m insanely jealous of Dooce. Any advice for the running retard?