All about managing

In my almost 10 years of professional working experience, much of my time has been spent in management. From managing other employees to various projects, I've feel I have done a good job handling things when something doesn't go quite right. So why haven't I applied the same philosophies to my running? Running seems to make everything else in life seems right, but when something goes wrong in running, I haven't managed it very well. I do believe that the two go hand-in-hand. After the past few days, however, I feel that things are changing with me and how I handle the latest injury. Instead of just coming to a halt and seeing how things felt after a week, I went to the doctor. When I got the reassurance from the doctor that it was OK to run, my mindset changed. I know, though, that I can't just do what I've been doing. I have to manage it! So since I can't fire my foot or write it up, I have to figure out what's best to make it work for me.

For the past two nights I've worn the Ortho Slipper. Despite it not being all that comfortable, I don't feel like an 80-year-old man getting out of bed in the morning. And after today's 4-mile run -- yes, 4 miles -- I iced my foot. And you know what? Things don't feel too bad. This is only the beginning of a long road ahead of me, but I have a feeling I'm on the right track ...