There's nothing like a Texas summer to put a damper on training. I haven't been motivated to do much beyond 2 miles at a time, but I knew what to expect heading into the summer. Even my PT said it last Thursday at my dry needling appointment. It's hard to stay motivated when the heat beats you down just walking from a building to your car. It has been that bad. Luckily, we're under rain chances all week, and the temps this week are supposed to be at least 10 degrees cooler than normal.
I haven't even been motivated to look at fall races. I know if I chose a fall race, even a 5k, I'd have something to train for. I can't bring myself to do even that, not even virtual runs, when I can do them on the treadmill. My running's been rather sporadic, to say the least.
My feet haven't been helping, whether they're tight or tired, I don't know which. I know it's not PF because the tightness I feel is happening at all times of the day, and it moves around to different spots. Then, this morning, I woke up to what feels like a deep blister on the very edge of my heel, not even on the bottom. I can even feel the heat on that spot compared to the rest of my heel/base of the Achilles. I have such good runs, then need to take time off to rest something. I know, I know, the hip flexor was completely my fault on the slip and slide, so I'll own up to that ;-p
Just to make sure this post isn't all about me complaining, I did get a good dose of motivation Sunday and yesterday. Between the US women all finishing in the top 10 of the marathon, and Emma Coburn winning bronze in the steeplechase, these races are getting me fired up to run. Today will probably be the same since we've got the women's 5k heats this morning, and the 1500m finals tonight.
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.