With July over, I made sure to update my log and can report that I ended the month at 132 miles. Seriously? Wow. If someone would have told me a year ago that I'd run 132 into one month...ever...I would have laughed in their face. Crazy!
On Friday, I ended up with an injury. A foot injury. I'm sure you would think it was related to running, but nope. Just my dog stepped on my foot. Well, actually, I was trying to get him to stop jumping up on the window sill and barking at a loose dog that was running around and his back leg joint (that bony part on their legs) dug down onto the top of my foot. It hurt and started swelling up instantly. My feet have handled all the pounding of pavement I put them through but can't handle a dog stepping on them? I sat with ice on it and while it hurt to put on my shoes or walk around barefoot, it seemed OK once I was in the shoes. I tested it out by taking the dogs for a walk and mowing the lawn Friday evening.
On Saturday morning, it was still swollen, but I headed out for my 8 mile run and it didn't hurt at all. I continued icing it throughout the day.
Then, Sunday, I headed out for my 11-mile long run. It was a step-back week and I thought it was kind of boring. I like the excitement of each week getting longer. Plus, it actually felt cool out this weekend and I really wished it would have been a longer week. I didn't have to get up at 4:30 or anything crazy this weekend since the temperature was reasonable.
I'm sure it'll be awful next weekend when I attempt 17!