With all the weird aches and pains I’ve been getting lately, I decided to take a (very short) break from running.
My right foot still hurt, then my right hip started to hurt (I can still feel it today, even though my last run was on Sunday), and then my right knee started hurting (never had knee pain before!) during the last 5 miles of the Cherry Blossom. See a trend? Seems like because of one thing, my body somewhat compensated, now I’m all sorts of screwed up.
Karl and I are going to an “engaged encounter” this weekend (to apparently cry and talk about our feelings — ah, the joys of getting married in a Catholic church!), so there was no running planned for this weekend anyway.
I really want to get myself used to the Vibram Five Fingers, since they’re supposed to help with all these issues, but with my next half marathon a month and a half away, I can’t really just ease myself into anything.
So next week, I’ll be playing it by ear… If there’s no pain, I’m going out for short (and I mean really short) runs with the Five Fingers. How short? Maybe an as-fast-as-I-can-run mile (maybe I can try to keep up with Karl for a mile?), or a fast two miler. Then I’ll see if I’m ready for my long run on Saturday. If not, I’ll also do something short, until I get back into the full swing of things, back to training the following week.
I have so much free time now that I’m not running. I don’t know what to do with myself!