The TARC 100 is less than 6 weeks away.
#AutismStreaks currently stands at 125 days.
For the last week or so I’ve been suffering from Plantar Fasciitis in my left foot. I tried to burn it out of my foot early with a barefoot 3-miler, but it didn’t work…it may have something to do with landing on a rock right in the tender spot where it hurts, I’m not sure. The bottom line is that this past Friday the pain took a turn for the worse. After a 5-miler on Friday that was maybe just a tad bit too speedy, the pain, which had been holding steady, became a bit more intense. As a result, the 24 miles I had planned to run this weekend turned into 2 – 1 mile on Saturday and 1 mile on Sunday. Looking ahead, I know there is no way I will be able to run a 50-mile training run this coming weekend as I had planned.
So what to do, what to do? I am trying to balance the need to get myself healthy as quickly as possible (i.e. rest, heal, resume a compressed training schedule for the 100) and the need to keep the streak alive. True, my original goal for #AutismStreaks was 100 days – and I not only hit my goal, but ran more miles than I had originally shot for. But now 25 days later, with the streak still alive, I have dared to eye the possibility of attempting 365 days.
Although the situation is fluid, as most things in life are, my current thinking is this: when confronted with a speed bump, slow down. So I will continue for a couple more days with easy 1-milers so I can keep the streak going while essentially resting and hopefully healing my foot. I must say though, running 1 mile can be very dissatisfying – almost like going to a fancy restaurant for a big dinner and then being told after you’ve eaten the appetizer that you’ll have to leave without dinner, dessert or wine…not satisfying at all.
Hope you are getting in more mile than me!