Monday - Seekonk, MA - 7.8 milesA cold rainy day but I was determined to get out there. I parked at the Wheeler School in Seekonk and ran a somewhat new loop. It was raining from the get go and I didn't have much oomph but I soldiered on. The rain eventually tapered out for the mid-miles but my legs never found any life. With three miles to go the sky opened up and I was truly soaked. More cars than I expected on these quiet roads but I was glad to get this one done and over with.
Later in the afternoon that ache in my lower leg came back - I had hoped that I had it licked but apparently not.
Tuesday - 0 miles7 minutes of planks (longest - 4:20)
I went to lunch yoga - not my best session. We did a bunch of moves I'm not familiar with and I felt like I was floundering throughout.
Wednesday - 0 miles8:30 minutes of planks (longest - 3:02)
Ugh. My left leg is all achey today. The ache's coming from the shin I guess. I guess even yoga makes things worse now. I was going to do some easy trail miles but what's the point? Better rest it and see if tomorrow's any better.
Thursday - East Providence, RI - 2 milesSo there seems to be two separate issues with my janky left leg. There's the dull ache emanating from the shin/outside lower leg and then there is the ankle/upper foot pain. This morning I woke up with the ankle pain. I could feel it on and off throughout the day. I went for a walk at lunch and it was noticeable at times. Not promising. I'm fairly committed now to taking some time off to hopefully let this deteriorating appendage heal up. I had once grand plans for this April with my return to ultrarunning but instead it looks like I may be opting for a longer lull to let this heal up. It's unfortunate but there's no point in ignoring/denying the issues I'm feeling.
Friday - 0 miles8 minutes of planks (longest - 3:02)
145 push-ups (standard/wide)
I woke up intermittently through the night and could feel the ankle aching. Let the gluttony and rest commence!