HIGH

Friday I wore one of my new shirts to work:

Free People shirt

Free People shirt

HIGH

And since my commute home from work Friday evening was quick, I took the doodle to the park for a nice walk to wind down after a busy week.

photo 3-1 photo 4-1

LOW

Saturday morning I woke up depressed. Just didn’t feel like leaving the couch. Not sure why. Apparently post-marathon blues are real.

lazy doodle

Duncan was depressed too

HIGH

I finally got myself together to go for my first post-marathon run but…

LOW

…when I started the car my check engine light came on!

annoying engine light

annoying engine light

HIGH

I drove to the beach and had a really nice run anyway. I ran about 1 of the 4 miles in the sand. I listened to some music (loving that Sara Bareilles song Brave!) and cried a little and felt so much better.

beach run

first run after marathon

LOW

Just as I was nearing the end of my run I could feel the same soreness on the outside of my foot that I felt right after finishing the marathon last weekend. I had assumed that the soreness was just from the sneaker being tied to tight perhaps and after almost 5 hours straight of running that it got a bit sore. But when the same soreness returned for this run I had a big epiphany that this was tendonitis of the Peroneal Tendon (the Peroneus Brevis to be exact). Yes, I’m self-diagnosing. I had an ankle sprain in the summer of 2011 (during the Warrior Dash) and had a rough time giving it time to heal and still train for my first marathon (NYC Marathon in November of 2011). Needless to say I made it through the marathon but didn’t go seek treatment for the injury until 2012. Eventually after physical therapy and acupuncture I recovered. The ankle sprain caused the Peroneal Tendons to be inflamed. Well, since then, this has been a chronic issue when my mileage gets high. But usually I feel the discomfort at the top of the tendon (behind ankle bone). So it didn’t connect right away that this was the same tendon until I went online and looked at this diagram.

I highlighted the area that hurts (photo source: anklecenter.com)

I highlighted the area that hurts (photo source: anklecenter.com)

The peroneus brevis attaches to the 5th metatarsal which is exactly where my foot hurts. So I have been icing it and taking Ibuprofen and hopefully another week of no running will be enough to let it heal. I’ve got a 5K next weekend and then a half marathon the week after, not to mention lots of long runs between now and July as well so I really want to make sure I’m healed and healthy!!!!.

Peroneus Brevis

Irritated my peroneus brevis – icing like a champ

HIGH

I stopped for this yummy iced caramel latte after the run.

Dunkin Donuts Caramel Swirl Latte

my favorite

HIGH

While I was resting the ankle I decided to color my hair. I always go for red but today I chose a new shade called Garnet Red and I LOVE IT!

garnet hair don't care

garnet hair don’t care-and yes those are rain drops on the shirt to the left. luckily it was just a quick passing sprinkle

LOW

Apparently the backs of my legs (from where my capris end and my socks begin) got a little sun during the marathon last weekend. It looks like dirt! LOL!

marathoner's tan

note to self: put sunscreen on the backs of your legs too!

HIGH

Tomorrow my niece turns 14 and tonight we went out to celebrate at her favorite sushi restaurant.

She was so excited for the Polaroid camera she asked for. So retro! =)

The birthday girl’s dessert…Raspberry and Chocolate sauce was used to make the cherry blossom design on the plate. She was so excited for the Polaroid camera she asked for. So retro! =)

Curls

Happy Birthday Niece!!!!!

Last year the NJ Marathon fell on her birthday and she was the trooper and came to support me on the course anyway. While she likes running she doesn’t like to go farther than a mile. She’s more of a basketball girl….but I still haven’t given up on getting her to run a 5K with me someday. Oh yeah, we had dessert back at the house. I tried a chocolate chip ice cream cone. Hello! It was awesome.

ice cream!!!!!

ice cream!!!!!

HIGH

My friend picked me up this bottle of wine just because he thought i’d like the bottle. Thanks! I love Riesling!

riesling

riesling

LOW

Tomorrow is Monday 🙁

Question: What were some of your highs and lows this weekend. 

7 Comments

  1. HIGH- relaxing Saturday with brunch! Hitting over 10 miles on Sunday! LOW – no work getting done! BLARGH ! I’m forever behind at the office.

  2. Okay, so you made me laugh on RER and I had to pop over to read your blog. So then I had to post a sympathy comment because I ALSO had a check engine light come on this weekend.

    Sad day.

    I’m not looking forward to what the mechanic will tell me.

    My radio died a few weeks ago so I can’t “turn up the radio” which is what my dad always told me to do. LOL
    Not that it would really work but you get the idea.

    • Welcome! Meanwhile I’m sorry you’ve got the engine light too! I do the “radio volume” thing too. It works to disguise all the rattling sounds for sure.

  3. The Silent Assassin

    I hope you get better! Highs – Running the OC (out of state runs are the best!), going to the beach (miss home – hawaii), and getting to meet The Monican. Lows – I parked my vehicle at the airport and didn’t look at the price. I was running late on my way out to Cali. $25/day…ugh!

    Did your camera do justice to the color of those trees?! Shades of purple?! That’s simply amazing! Almost the same color as your hair =).

    Have a great day!

    • Ouchie on the airport parking. That hurts more than my ankle =) Oh I know! Those trees were so pretty and colorful I had to snap that shot. I used an instagram filter but i swear the original was just as colorful. The purplish one was really more of a dark pink. The coolest is that all along the trunk of that tree the pink flowers are growing out of it……from the base up.

      • The Silent Assassin

        Just an FYI, you’re not the only one that believes I’m a figment of their imagination. I’m really not a social butterfly. I try, but usually that’s not my nature. A lot of my friends/followers say I really need to start my own blog. I haven’t revealed all of my life experiences…and all of them say I have something unique to offer. Where am I going with this?… I believe I found you/your site for a reason. I don’t follow a whole bunch of bloggers. To be honest, I can count them on 7 fingers! You hooked me right from the get go. I read your bio and I truly truly root for you! You inspire me and I always look forward to your posts. I hope you do make it out to SF and maybe share a “shaka” pic together. Stay blessed!

        • Awww..humbled to be one of the 7 fingers =) I started this blog almost a year ago and while I don’t have anywhere near the readership of the “big guns” I am always so excited to have comments and interest from those other than my family. LOL. It makes me happy to know I can inspire and entertain.

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