OK, maybe I should have thought twice before riding 34 miles the day before boot camp begins. I woke up this morning feeling like I was run over by a Mack truck. Still, as much as I was dreading getting up and moving around, I was equally excited about starting my second month; moreover, I wanted to run that mile again. Since I wasn’t able to participate in the running part of the final pt test, I wanted to see how much my time improved since we began.
When we first started with our warm ups, I was a little nervous about my foot. It was still a bit tender and I was fearful that I may hurt it again. Sure enough, after we ran the first lap around the parking lot, we started high knee skipping. On my first skip, I felt a pop in my foot. Not again, I thought as I hobbled off to the side. That old familiar pain in my foot was back again. Yes, I did pull that tendon again, but thankfully, I was wearing a compression sock as well as a pair of orthotics I purchased. Because of that, I think it prevented me from injuring as bad as I could have. My foot was still sore, but I was able to continue.
Before I post the results of the pt test, I have to brag a little. On my first day at boot camp, I ran the mile in 15 minutes and 22 seconds. Today, I ran the mile in 11 minutes and 39 seconds. I cut almost 4 off my time WITH an injured foot, I might add.
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I know I didn’t improve in everything, but remember, I rode my bike 34 miles yesterday and I was really sore. I think that if I hadn’t done that bike ride, my numbers would have been much better.
That’s my excuse and I’m sticking with it.