I'm not much of a country music listener - more rock and R&B - but...I can't get enough of this Pistol Annies album! Anyway, this song is fitting:
Somebody had to set a bad example
To show all the prim & proppers what not to do.
Nobody round here wants to ramble
What the hell, that's what I was born to do.
And, we learned in March that when your running is going fine, don't jump in with both feet into your new low/zero drop shoes (Brooks PureFlow for me), no matter how sexy and alluring they are, especially when you are used to training in Brooks Adrenaline and you have a tendency for tight calves, Achilles, and plantar fascia.
= Plantar fasciitis.
I'm taping, resting, icing, popping pills, contemplating some other treatments but mostly trying to rest it so I can get back into the game. ASAP.
Anyway, what's up with April? For now, a lot of cross-training. I have to be cautious with the running for now. Did everyone read the Newton article in last month's RW? So timely:
Where trouble can arise with the Newton - or any running shoe for that matter - is if you do a forefoot strike...because it is going to stretch your plantar fascia and Achilles tendon. This is problematic if you're a lifelong heel-striker, a gait that doesn't put as much stress on your Achilles or calves. [The Newton] requires more elastic recoil from your Achilles...if you do a forefoot, it generates 58 percent of the force required to rupture your Achilles - that's 42 perfect more than what's normally created.
The Shoe Believer by Michael Behar, April 2012 Runner's World
Until I am confident I won't be aggravating my PF, SWIM, BIKE, STRENGTH TRAIN and GENERAL FITNESS. I have a hard time motivating for this stuff if I'm not doing it between runs but I'll try to play mind games with myself to get motivated. I'm wondering if I'll really be running (or jogging) that Capital City Half on May 20 that I signed up for?