So I decided to run the race I talked about last week. I woke up Saturday morning and started getting ready to go, but then I noticed it: a slight, but definitely present, pain in my foot, right at the same spot where I had a mysterious injury a few months ago. I moved around for a bit, comparing it to the other foot, hoping it was just my imagination. But alas, there were definitely movements that made the pain more noticeable. Though I really wanted to race anyway, I knew it wasn’t smart to head up a mountain with a foot that could potentially go non-weight-bearing. (Plus, this race doesn’t have aid stations.) So I reluctantly went back to bed, then spent the rest of the weekend doing a whole lot of nothing and a little bit of yard work.
I ran yesterday and my foot was a bit twinge-y but didn’t get worse, so I’m proceeding with caution while wondering if a trip to the podiatrist might be in order.
Between recovering from the cold I had the week before and resting up for the race that wasn’t, I only ran once last week. But at least I made it a good one:
I also got in a couple strength workouts, and the “functional training room” became my own private gym for both of them. This is a small room away from the main weight area at my gym that has Olympic lifting & Crossfit equipment. More importantly, at least for me, it stays a lot cooler in the summer than the main gym area. Small basement room with a fan > large upstairs area with big windows. Oh, and the lack of people (I rarely see more than one other person there) is nice too.
How do you deal with a hot gym (or home gym)?