Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Coming Along

I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays. I certainly am...when I can take a break and come up for air. Work has been busier than it's been in a few years. Nice way to end a sub-par year.

The last 3 weeks or so, I've managed to get in a few spins on my Schwinn Airdyne. I've limited myself to 20 minutes per session. Initially, my heel would feel sore the next day or two, but lately it's felt pretty good. Either that area around my heel is getting stronger, or my heel is adapting to the activity. Today, I decided to up the ante just a bit. After my 20 minute "ride", I got on the treadmill and walked for 10 minutes, at a slight incline. I wanted to walk a mile, but erred on the side of caution. I wore my running shoes with my orthotics inserted. We'll see how the heel feels tomorrow.

The itch to run is becoming more intense. I'm seeing my doc next Wednesday, the 5th, so I'll report back on what he has to say about my next step in the process.

My ‘vanity project’ is still underway, though, so I at least have something to keep me motivated!

I envy those of you who are running their last races and last miles of the year. Wish I was out there with you. Like I've said before, run a couple of miles for me!


  1. Colin, I am going to run 64 miles for YOU this week. I've got 26 already Mon & Tues. I'm not rubbing it in, I know you are happy for me. I paid my injury dues this summer. Your progress sounds promising. I am impressed with cautiousness. Are you drunk or something?

  2. Good news Colin on the lack of pain in the heel. Hang in there!

  3. I'll add some miles for you as well. I'm sure you'll be doing your own miles soon. Take care!