September things

September started off so well, despite continued above-average temperatures and THEN OMG THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH MY FOOT AGAIN.

And, yup, that about sums it up.

My right foot, which was injured two years ago and then had something weird, briefly, wrong with it last year, bothered me again this month.

And, just like those two previous times, the pain didn’t come while on a run. This time, it kind of started when I was walking down some steps.

So I pretty much shut things down the second half of the month. I did get back on the bike a few times and reminded myself how important those “other things” are, but I’m not happy about this at all.

Keeping the bigger picture in mind, I’m not going to force myself back to things too quickly and not try to rush the Richmond Marathon or even the half. At this point, I will probably drop down to the 8k for that weekend.

Things are feeling fine with my foot now, although there’s some occasional discomfort from time to time. I feel good enough though to start from scratch in October and let my body dictate what I do.

My main goal right now is to get to November and the end of the year not having any issues and revamp things - mentally and physically - for Blue Ridge Marathon training this winter.

And that’s all I have for now …