So after taking a two week hiatus from running and training after my 100 miler. I actually hit the trail and roads once again for a little running. Always a strange feeling after not doing something for a longtime. Two weeks is not a long time for most people, but for me can feel like an eternity.
Hit my usual trail route with one of my running partners for a 12 mile run. It was actually kinda of odd, because I was the one trying to keep dry from the mud and water on the trails. I guess after 100 miles of it two weeks ago, I needed a much needed break from that to.
Then another 12 miles on Sunday on the roads. I was reminded why I like the comfort of a softer surface to run on. "Me NO likey" pavement running to much anymore.
I also finally got the result of my MRI on my ankle. I actually scheduled all the testing and ortho doc appointment after my race. I figured if I was not messed up before, I sure would be afterwards. But guess what??
NO STRESS FRACTURE, that is what the doc intitally suspected. Post-Tib Tendinitis , definitely sounds better than a STRESS FRACTURE. So treatment is better pain meds, ankle physical therapy, Custom orthotics , and I have been cleared to run.. OOOPS, I think I have been doing that already. No, I did not mention the 100 miler or 50k I completed since my initial consultation. Guess I went with my "GUT" instinct and lucked out. Sometimes it's good to be lucky??
So with my next race on the horizon, ICE AGE 50 miler in two weeks, I need to get some running in before then. But my "A" race is behind me now, so time to have some fun out there. Run with my one of running friends during the race, and just make the 12 hour cutoff. That's the plan and I'm good with that.
Then after that, I'm going to try to morph into more of a triathlete and give my feet a rest, but I might have one or two "LONG" ultras left in me yet. Because honestly I'm just having way to much fun out there running around in the woods.