I got out again on Tuesday morning and ran. I am proud to say that I completed just shy of 3 miles (2.9 to be exact).
It was cold!!!! BRRRR
The foot....ached. By about the midway point I was dreaming about taping my foot. Because yes, I'm obviously not the brightest lightbulb and I haven't been taping my foot. When I sprained my ankle last April I taped my foot a LOT. Stupidly, I haven't taped it at all with this most recent sprain. Yeah, stupid. I'm not sure if it is a placebo or if it really helps, but I believe it helps so I will be doing it. I taped right after my run and felt immediately better.
However, I was beet red....this was taken a good 10 minutes after my run ended....was it from the cold or from the exertion? ha ha ha
So the run? I swear it looked like I was running on concrete and blacktop, but it felt like I was slogging through quicksand! I wasn't feeling awful but I felt like I was running as fast as I could and just not moving. I checked my stats...I was actually only a few seconds per mile slower in my pace on my Tuesday run when compared to my Saturday run...so it really was mostly in my head. Oh well. I pushed through.
The weight....Monday was spectacular...today my official weigh today was Grrr! I'm ok with it though. I'm doing what I need....for the most part staying within my range and doing what I need....the healthy weight will follow!!!
How is the contentment going? I'm working on it. I'm happy with with where I am at. I have some stressful things that are on the fringes that I'm worried about...and while some days I panic.....for the most part I feel content.