This is the first entire week this year where I did not run at all. Sigh.
My foot was doing better. Then it started hurting again on Thursday night. This forced me to make the difficult decision to not run the Rudolph’s Red Nose 5k on Friday evening. My first DNS. I was very mopey and bummed out all night. My only consolation is that it rained. It was 60 degrees, though, so it wasn’t much of a consolation.
Of course, it felt better over the weekend, even after walking in heeled boots and dancing all night on Saturday.
And, by the time I finally saw the doctor on Tuesday, I couldn’t tell that it was ever hurt to begin with. He couldn’t find anything wrong and told me I could keep running.
My foot apparently had some conspiracy to make sure I didn’t run that 5k.
So, you may be wondering how this will set me back in my training. The good news is that it is very early in training, and I had multiple 10+ mile long runs planned, so I can just cut down my long run mileage each week a little without issue. The second is that it’s not a huge deal if I don’t reach my goal at Tom King in March because I have the Kentucky Derby race in April as well.