Anyway, there hasn't been a lot running wise going on. Every week I start out the week saying I'm going to increase the number of days I'm running to 4 and then every week something happens and I only do 3 days. Last week I was going to run on Thursday (I had already run Sunday and Tuesday) but we had to look at a house (more on that in a min) and then a thunder storm rolled in. I will run in rain and wind, and would like to run in snow (haven't yet), but not in a thunder storm, no thank you!
So I went for a run on Saturday, instead of 3 miles, I did 4. On Sunday I was trying to decide how many miles to run. Last week I ran over 6.5 on accident and was okay, so I thought about doing 7 miles. Then I was thinking, well, if I do 7 miles and then 3 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, that's 16 miles and I'm not sure if I'm ready for that. So I decided I should figure out what I want more, longer long runs, or more days of running. Before plantar faciitis, I was running 5 days a week, and ideally would like to go back to that. But I was also doing 8+ mile long runs, and I'd like to go back to that as well. After thinking about it for awhile, I decided what I'd like to do first is get back to running more days a week. So I only ran for 6 miles yesterday and then told myself that I HAVE to go for a run on Thursday. No excuses this week.
Even though I'm actually increasing my days this week (and miles) I am a little worried. I had a couple weeks with no pain in my feet, but last week after my Saturday 5 mile run and then Sunday 6.5 and Tuesday 3 miles my feet starting tingling. I don't know how else to describe it, it's not a pain, but a tingle in my heal. I had it before with the PF, and it wasn't horrible, but it worries me. Maybe I'm not letting it heal by increasing days/miles. It is very frustrating though because I've been super good since September and I'm still dealing with it. That's 6 1/2 months . . . ugh. I'm beginning to wonder if I'll be able to do a full marathon this fall. Soooo frustrating.
I have been walking more, which I wonder if that is causing the tingle. I know that when I walked a lot when the PF was at its worst, that made it feel worse than the running did. My coworkers like to walk on lunch breaks, and while I don't go with them often, I have been doing it about once a week. So last week I not only ran 14 miles, but also did a 2.5 mile walk with my coworkers, and our car is still in the shop, so I had to walk to the store on Friday and then walked to get my nails done on Saturday, so I probably walked and ran a total of 18 or 19 miles last week. (I don't keep track of walking mileage, so that's a guess, but I know the walk at work is 2.5 and to the store is about 0.4 miles).
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Anyway, we knew it was going to happen, we just thought it was a few years down the road. They are building (have already built 6 with 2 more going up right now) duplex townhouses behind our house. The lot we rent, which is large, will fit another 6-8 of the duplexes. So that is what they are going to do, tear down our fantastic old farmhouse and build crappy, cheap duplex townhouses. (In fact, as I typed this, Damian, who is home sick, sent me a picture of them cutting down some of the big trees behind us).
Anyway, we really like the neighborhood, it's only about 3 or 4 blocks from our old house, we know 3 families on the street we'd be living on, and 2 other families a block away. Plus, Damian can walk to school again, and it's on a quiet street (not as quiet as our current dead end street). So I think we're moving there.
I think the negatives are large, but with sooo many positives, I guess they outweigh the negatives. (Can you tell I'm not completely sold on moving there?)