Well, somehow I missed February. Likely something to do with it being a shorter than usual month, although this year was the leap year or leap day as Kobi and I affectionately call it.
All was going quite well for me running-wise until I forgot how to check my weekly mileage and unknowingly jumped from 32km a week to 42km then to 50km. The week of 50k was where things went spiralling downhill. I actually started spiraling at 42, but I didn’t want to acknowledge the pain so I opted to wait until the pain was not going to let itself go unnoticed.
This is all thanks to that bony hook in my heel. I think I’m going to name my heel spur. Maybe we can develop a more cordial relationship if we’re on a first name basis. “It” was tolerating runs over 10km, but I think “It” prefers 2 days in a row off every 2nd run. Now I know. Hopefully this doesn’t take longer than a week to settle down because us runners are an impatient lot.
Kobi and I did have some great runs through February and were enjoying the balmier temperatures. I have to admit the snow conditions have been tough, as in very sand-like. March is only going to be worse as March is that month where all the seasons fight for territory.
In closing, here are some highlights since I last dropped in: I had a bone graft and dental implant – now that was a whole new definition of fun, a few sleep-overs with one of Kobi’s besties – Zola the Rhodesian Ridgeback with an overbite featured above and below, and I got my CGI Level 1! That’s short for Climbing Gym Instructor. Yup! That means I can teach y’all to climb at an indoor climbing wall now! Run-on and climb-on folks!
How was your February? Did you leap on leap day? Help me pick a name for my heel spur, vote on one of these or suggest a new one, choices are: Captain Hook, Sid, or Wolverine. That’s all I got.