Saturday, February 23, 2008

Week Recap (02/17/08 - 02/23/08) - 0 Miles

Another 0 mile week, which unfortunately won't be the last one. I have been out for about 2.5 weeks now and after the MRI Dr Oloff suggested I take about a month off. I certainly wasn't happy to hear that as I was hoping to get back to running soon. My foot actually feels a lot better and I can barely notice any pain. If I hadn't paid the doctor a visit I would have probably tried to run already. I'll hold off for another couple of weeks, though, to play it safe. I haven't been very consistent with cross training and had a hard time staying motivated. Ironically my motivation levels are inversely proportional to the time I have to spent cross training. I definitely need to put in more effort now in order to maintain some fitness. Hopefully things will go better next week.

Bike Shopping

I drove out to the city this morning and spent the day going to bike shops with Rachel. I can't stand cross training so I'm thinking of switching to biking for a while. I'm completely clueless when it comes to bikes, since the only ones I ever owned were of the cheapest kind you could possibly get and only served the purpose of getting me around. I wasn't looking to get a bike today but picked up some good information. I want to get a somewhat nicer bike but I don't know how much I'll be using it when I start running again so maybe my best bet is to look for a used one out of craigslist.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Lazy again

I was too lazy again to do anything and went straight home after work.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

MRI Results

I went back to Dr Oloff today to follow up after my MRI. The MRI showed inflammation of the peroneal longus and peroneal brevis tendons, which was probably the primary cause of the pain. There's also a stress reaction on my cuboid bone and a lot of fluid accumulated near my ankle. Even though I can barely feel any pain by now the doctor suggested I take another couple of weeks off to make sure that the stress reaction doesn't turn into a stress fracture. I will also replace Ibuprofen with prescription anti-inflammatories and start physical therapy. I stayed at work late again this evening, leaving the office around 8PM, and almost headed straight home. I convinced myself eventually to go for some cross training and tried out the stationary bike. I had a hard time finding the motivation, though, and was frustrated knowing that I'll have to take another two weeks of this. I got fed up after only 15 minutes but at least I spent some more time stretching and working the core.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I stayed at work until 9PM today and wasn't in the mood for cross training afterwards.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Elliptical + Pool

I got on the elliptical today but got bored after 20 minutes and went down in the pool for another 20 minutes.

Monday, February 18, 2008


Went to the pool again after work and spent about 45 minutes. It felt like a decent workout.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


I drove out to Club O around 2PM and spent about 40 minutes in the pool. I was running in the pool for the most part but mixed it up with some swimming. Going back and forth in a pool gets old quickly.