30 days of biking starts TOMORROW!! Since I am not supposed to be cycling right now due to my heel/foot injury a few family and friends have volunteered to take some days for me. I will be doing the bicycle exercise and also posting once of my favorite cycling videos everyday over on my facebook and twitter pages so feel free to check them out! Hopefully my doctor says I can get back to cycling at my follow up appointment next friday so JoJo and I can check out some cool bike trails!
Well I finally went to the doctor because my heel/foot pain became almost unbearable. You have no idea the nightmare it was for me to go – I absolutely hate looking at feet and there were posters of foot fungus and various foot problems everywhere I looked. It was completely disgusting.
Unfortunately my heel pain has become a constant problem – I am pretty sure I have plantar fasciitis so I have been doing various stretches, rolling it with a ball thingy, and got a splint to wear at night. I know rest is the most important thing right now, but what does that mean for all the races I signed up for this spring? It was suggested that I rest it for at LEAST 10 weeks – I don’t want it to become a chronic condition or get any worse. I will most likely go to a doctor to see how long I need to rest my foot for, but I am super disappointed about this.
Have you ever wanted to try to bike commute to work, but didn’t know what to bring with you? Here’s a list of everything I bring with me when I ride my bike to work! ( I did forget to mention my wallet- LOL!) Give it a try sometime!
I’m sure I am not the first person to think this up, but I needed a cue sheet holder for my bike and 1) didn’t feel like paying $10 when I figured I could make one and 2) didn’t feel like waiting for it to be mailed to me. I decided to see if I could make my own with things I have around the house.
On Saturday I completed the 5th week of marathon training with my sister. We met in the park and there was a running group that was planning on doing 3 miles so we ran with them for a bit until they turned to go back and we continued on so we could complete 7 miles. The day was foggy and a bit drizzly, but it was warmer than it had been so I thought it was a great day for a run. The white of the dense fog made the yellow-green of the grass really pop! We did the whole trail and back making our run a little over 7 miles – the whole time doing the walk/run/walk/run using the timer on my phone. I am getting a little faster every time and am almost back to the time I was last year (which is still not really fast). I’m lucky my sister sticks with me- she’s just happy to run (although I know she can go wayyyy faster than me).
On Oct 23, 2016 I had the privilege of riding in the Bike MS: NYC which was a 30 mile route around Manhattan. NYC is another area I haven’t been to in YEARS and I was disappointed I didn’t get to do as much sight seeing as I wanted, but that just means another trip back – preferably when it’s a bit warmer!