Deja vu: week in review

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)?

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9 Comment

  1. Wendy says: Reply

    Boo to the foot! I hope it’s nothing. I feel you on not much running. Hang in there!

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      It does seem to have been nothing. Phew!

  2. OH, no! I hope your foot is nothing serious. I get ghost pains in both feet all the time. My podiatrist says it’s because they’ve been fractured and they are simply going to hurt. YAY ME. I still freak out. I don’t go to the gym. But, I do have a large fan that I use when indoor cycling. I enjoy the no people aspect too. 😉 Thanks for linking.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Fans are vital for indoor workouts.

  3. I am sorry about the race but you made a wise decision. There will be others!

    Our home is a raised ranch, so the first level stays about 10 degrees (if not more) cooler than our second floor, where most of the living space is. The family room, aka my gym, is on the first floor. Oftentimes it’s too cool down there & too hot upstairs!

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I would love to have some type of basement. Everywhere in our house gets too hot during the summer!

  4. It sounds like you made the right decision staying home and not racing. You definitely don’t want to be stranded with an injury in the middle of nowhere!
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Since it’s a race someone would have come along the same way….but I played out the worst case scenario and went “on second thought….no”.

  5. […] my foot’s little freak out last weekend, it decided everything was fine by Tuesday. So things were back to normal this week – except […]

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