I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
Alison (friend, PT and longtime MUT runner extraordinaire) says that if I concentrate on keeping my foot hitting the ground straight, and not inadvertently turning out sideways to protect my pinky toe, my heel and hip should stop hurting. She gave me a few foot stretches and strengthening exercises (and some additional core work because I asked) and says I can keep training as long as the pain doesn’t get worse. We watched the video of me running in slow motion. (Nothing to make one question their wardrobe and haircut choices like a little slo-mo video watching.) Boy am I really turning my foot out to keep any pressure off my toe. My ankle kind of collapses in as a result. It’s not pretty, and it’s no wonder my leg and back are suffering. Ruby was running next to me in the videos and apparently she’s overstriding. 😉 We’re not going to correct it.
What’s making me happy: The piñata Eliot started making for Ruby’s birthday party this Friday.
Running: 12 minutes (0-30 minutes was on my plan until my heel is happy again. Was planning on 30, but got shut down by lightning.