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Monday, September 17, 2007

Long Run

Now, compared to Blink, I am no endurance runner. (Check his blog for his latest running craziness.) However, Saturday I completed my 10 mile long run in 1:38 min. This is maybe the farthest I have ever run, I also didn't have to stop once. I settled into a nice easy 9:40 or so pace and just comfortably held it. I had some minor pain/tightness in both of my Achilles tendons but nothing unmanageable. I ate a bowl of oatmeal about 45 minutes before I left as suggested by Blink and it went great. I had initially planned to run two 5 mile loops, circling by my house to drop off the dog and get some water but I ended up doing more of an out and back. Never fear, the dog was fine and led the way the entire run. She is in great shape!

Anywho, I got back home had a nice day with my husband and settled in to watch the smashing I knew was coming to the Huskers when my foot started to ache. I ran down and got an ice pack (like the good little PT that I am) and iced it 15 min on, 20 min off for most of the 1st half. Still hurt the next morning so I iced again before church and then later in the day. It didn't hurt bad enough that I had to stay home from paintball though. (If you have never played and you like to get dirty like I do, then you should definitely try it, it was a BLAST!) Anywho, I did an ultrasound on it this morning at work and then iced during our staff meeting. I also didn't run on it the last two days and will most likely be swimming and riding the next couple of days. Shoot, and I was so proud of myself for my run.



I am pretty sure that it is an acute tendinitis or something similar. It hurts right where the peroneus longus and brevis lines are on the image above. It doesn't hurt to just stand on and there is only one motion that hurts it specifically when I am walking. No big deal, just a good reminder to be nice to your body or it will tell you how mad it is at you. More ultrasound and ice tomorrow and soon we will be as good as new.

Later

10 comments:

rueschmike said...

Sucks about the Huskers, I was crossing my fingers for a better showing.

Sucks about your ankle too.

TRI-ROB said...

Nice run KT! Good comfy pace! Make sure you pat the dog on the head for the company. I want an ultrasound in MY office! Geesh! You're one spoiled woman! Bah ha ha! Hope you heal up fast!

Cindy Jo said...

Great run!

I was JUST talking about paintball with my son yesterday. I can't wait to try it. Fall seems like the perfect season to start!

Bigun said...

so, no walking, and whassup with that chick's toes?!?! Gross! The French micure is one thing, but dem's some ugly frigging toes - I've seen elephants with better looking toes than that!

kt said...
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kt said...

Yeah, I knew someone would say that about the toes.
I almost posted a pic of a real disection but I didn't want to gross anyone out more than necessary. Maybe next time. =0)

J-Wim said...

We nurses like to self-diagnose too, it's kind of my specialty....
Hope the hoof feels better soon, and hey - nice run!

bigmike600 said...

Good run. I would kill for that pace. Being that you are a PT, I am sure you can fix yourself up in no time.
And I agree with Bigun..Those feet are not sexy. Not one bit.

blink140pnt6 said...

Sweet run, good pace, congrats on da first 10 miler.

Can't wait till my Oly gets big enough to run with me.

The great thing about tri's is that you can switch disciplines and not loose much ground in another.

Heal quick!

Tri-Dummy said...

Bigun took my comment...

Great run...get better soon!

Maybe you and Mr. KT can come out in December for the Jingle Bell run...or Kearney next month for the Kearney Duathlon?

Let me know!!!