Thanks for all the kudos, people. My high lasted oh, til around 7 p.m. last night. That's four whole days!!
Last night was a pace workout. One mile warmup, two miles at 10K (10:30ish) or faster pace, one mile easy, two more fast miles, one mile cooldown. Something like that.
So off I tottered.
In my new shoes.
Same make, Nike Pegasus, new model. Salesperson said: "Make sure you wear these around the house before you run in them."
Bah! What do salespeople know?
Around mile 2, I could feel a blister developing. In yet another place on my foot. I got one on Sunday but ran right through it, no problem. Last night's? Was like the bottom of my foot was on fire.
But wait! That's not all!
Somewhere around mile 1, my side started hurting. I thought it was a side stitch, so I did the breathing thing and ran thru it. Eventually it dawned on me: this was so not a side stitch. This was ... like a cracked rib! Or maybe a muscle pull.
Of course, a little pain and misery are to be expected on a pace run. So, I pushed through all of it, and did this:
11:01 (warm up)
9:53 (way faster than pace!)
11:50 (easy mile)
11:33 (supposed to be pace; not)
13:48 (cooooool down)
Limped back to office. Realized this side/back/front thing was really hurting. What is this?? I can't even google it. It has no name. But it woke me up several times during the night. I used a heating pad and ice. And ibuprofen.
So, I have an emergency foot doctor appointment today for the blister, because I am so sick of blisters! And because I have this little 18-miler coming up on Saturday. Which the resident office jock just told me I'd be "stupid" to attempt.
I didn't run this morning. I'm supposed to do Bikram tonight, but am debating the wisdom of that move. If this is a muscle pull, I'm afraid I'll do more damage by trying to stretch it, cuz RICE, right? Right now it hurts if I breathe in or out deeply. Or at all, actually. If I lean forwards or to the right, or try to stand up, ouchie.
I'm good if I sit still.
So, your thoughts? I can't see a sports doc this week. And I really think that would be a waste of time since I'm pretty sure it's a pull.
So, try the 18 miles? Go to Bikram tonight?
Cast your vote here.