After some debate, I decided to forego my half this weekend in order to give my foot time to continue to improve. And it is improving. I did a 7-mile run yesterday with no pain, followed up by a good hike. I still have some swelling and stiffness going on, but I’m hopeful that it will continue to improve while I try to slowly ramp my training back up. Monday before heading home, I’m going to do 10.
I’m a bit bummed that I didn’t race, but I’m also ok with it. As much as I love to race, I only really enjoy it if I’m in shape for it. That I definitely am not right now. So all’s well that ends well.
In other news–I got to meet EMZ and Dawn out for dinner! They are both such fun ladies and it was a treat to spend time with them in person. EMZ is indeed about 20 feet tall. We even made her take her 10-inch heels off for the picture and look how she towers above us! In meeting these two, I’ve kicked off my 2012 blogger meet-ups in style.
Our entire trip has centered around hikes. We’ve managed to fit in a hike a day. Each one has been different and the kids have really enjoyed trying out the variety of terrain and climbs. Pretty sure that if I lived here, hiking would be a regular part of my routine.
So it’s back to reality tomorrow. I love getting away like this, especially in the winter to a warm locale. Being out here has once again confirmed for me that my retirement years will be spent somewhere like this–sun, mountains, runs and hikes–what’s not to like?