I think the weekend is good for my foot. Instead of walking around barefoot all day like I used to, I am not very good at putting tennis shoes on as soon as I get out of bed. I'm sure I look hilarious walking around in my pj's and tennies all morning, but I don't care. I don't have a twinge at all (knock on wood) right now in my foot. I think I try to get away with shoes that aren't good when I go to work. I have a couple pair of shoes that are technically tennis type shoes, but don't have good support, and because they are more fashionable than my regular tennies, I have been wearing them to work (with inserts) but they are just not as good. In fact, yesterday I had to go to court for work, so I was wearing ballet slipper-type shoes, which are a big no-no, but I do have 2 inserts in them. However, I ended up going home to get some tennis shoes because I could already feel my heel starting to ache a little. I wore the ballet flats to court,but I just can't wear them all day. =(
Remember when weekends were reserved for long runs? Yeah, I miss that. Sunday marked 2 weeks since my last run, the half marathon I did. My son and my husband keep asking me why I'm so grumpy. It seriously is because I CAN'T RUN. It is driving me (as my Mom would say) batty. I feel bad, I don't mean to snap at them, but the little things irritate me so much and it just comes out.
Last night Chris asked me again what was wrong, and I said nothing. Then I said, it's because I can't run. I'm grumpy all the time. I told him that I've been running so long he has forgotten what I was like before I started running. =) I honestly don't think I was that bad before I started running, but I definitely know that running has helped, a lot.
I am still going to the gym, but there is just something about going out for a run that is so relaxing and mind-relieving. Plus, it doesn't help that it's fall . . . I love the fall . . . and I CAN'T GO FOR A RUN! Not to mention, fall is boot season. I love boots (and sweaters) but I also can't wear boots. I don't have any that are flat. =(
There is a running club here and I had decided that I wanted to join it before I decided to give my foot a break. I see them every once in a while out running and yesterday on my way home from work I saw a small group of them running down the big hill I run. They were going the opposite way I was driving, and as I crested the hill I could see a straggler running up the hill. He looked like he was exhausted, and I really wanted to honk my horn at him to encourage him, but I didn't want to appear creepy. I often think it would be nice for someone to encourage me up a hill, but I never get it. But I don't know how to do it without appearing strange, so I never honk. Any ideas?