First and foremost, I want to thank Nancy for including me in the 9 on the 9th race results, even though I didn't get the full 9 in! Much appreciated. I can only hope we have something similar in March!?!? Possibly an 8 on the 8th??
Prior to running my long run Saturday, I had noticed as I was getting ready that I was wearing socks that I usually don't wear. They are too low on the ankle. Now, this is one thing I have become quite anal with when it comes to running, especially during my longer runs. But, I was too lazy to change them and headed for the gym. I noticed some sort of discomfort on my right heel about 3 miles into my run, but just forced my way through it the last 2.
After 5 miles, there was broken skin and a blister around it.
Did I remember this when I got on the treadmill tonight? Yes. I even had a band-aid on it. 3 miles later, I was hurting, big time. I went to the mat and pulled off my shoe, and to no surprise there was definitely blood. Ouch. Blood on my sock, blood on my shoe! This post goes out to Vanilla... who just posted about his wife's bloody mess!
After my run, I hit the pool. For the first time since I started swimming again in August, I had a workout set in mind. I accomplished and succeed. It was a great feeling. For the first time, I was able to swim 450M straight without breaks!
Now it's time to sleep. We have parent teacher conferences tomorrow that go until 8pm. Yuck.
ORN: 3.32 miles
2x50M warm-up (WU)
2x50M free sprints
450M cool-down (CD)