My Plantar Fasciitis seems to be under control. I went to see Bill Codd at B&B Physical Therapy and brought my old running shoes so he can evaluate them. His reaction was pretty much like "I can't believe you were running in these!". The running shoes I had were thicker and the bend in the shoe did not match the bend in my foot. I ended up going to Runner's Soul and picking up a pair of Asics DS Trainers. I also started using Superfeet. I tried the Sole inserts, but the arch in them did not match the arch in my foot and it was painful to run. I actually use the Sole inserts for my work shoes instead. Bill also put some wedges in my shoe to help prevent the arch in my foot from collapsing. So the running has been going well!!
I ran across this quote in regards to Ironman race weight the other day in a forum:
"the trick is to keep losing weight until your friends and family ask you if you've been sick. then you know you're within 10 pounds. if they start whispering to each other, wondering if you've got cancer or aids, you're within 5. when they actually do an intervention, you're at race weight." - Slowman
I had to laugh because I definitely have been losing weight. I had to get a new wardrobe when we went to Orlando for spring break. I have also had multiple people tell me I look "slim", "trim" and like I lost weight. I think I weighed about 187 lbs before training for IM and currently I am about 172, after one of my long bike/runs I weighed 166 lbs. Yikes!
Here are my totals for
Bike: 295.22 Mi - 18h 22m 16s
Run: 89.89 Mi - 12h 57m
Swim: 32500.00 Yd - 11h 49m 12s
and for March
|Bike: 419.04 Mi - 24h 41m|
|Run: 116.41 Mi - 15h 16m 01s|
|Swim: 28100 Yd - 9h 24m|
|Strength: 3h 00|
My longest bike rides in March included a 70 miler, a 74.5 miler and finally an 82 mile ride (Thanks Matt & James!). I need to get a century in soon! Which brings me up to date. At the beginning of April we went to Orlando for Spring Break with the Wiser family and had a great time. I did one run and one swim there and took the rest of the time off. I few days after getting back I caught a cold and now I am trying to shake that cold. I started an antibiotic, but it has been causing me headaches. Finally yesterday 4/20 it has been a little more tolerable. Hopefully I am turning the corner. This month I've only been in the pool twice! The last time was 9 days ago due to the cold. I gotta get back in the water SOON!!
A couple of pictures and a video from out trip... :-)
|M I C K E Y!!|
|Yes those gators are real! I even got to feed them.|