What could have been a shite day turned out to be okay. Thanks in no small part to Shelley.
Not only did I injure my right shoulder and left hand in my fall the other day, turns out I also smacked the hell out of my right foot. It has been hurting so much I thought it might be broken so have scheduled an X-ray and in the mean time went to see my PT to ensure I don't fall victim to frozen shoulder.
And the good news is I probably don't have to worry about that! Nice. I already have reasonable range of motion and it's starting to feel a little better. Also, my left hand has no visible bruising these days so esthetically things are looking up. Now if only the inside of my body felt as good as the outside looked… :)
After this stellar news I headed home and Shelley insisted we go do some stairs. Right on. I still can't run them (because of my injuries AND fitness) but I think I walked them faster then I ever have so paint a big smile on my face.
I did the first eight flights in close to 28 minutes which is about 3.5 minutes per flight. That's almost 30 seconds faster than I usually go while walking them. I then ran the last flight just to see if I could and it was hard but I stayed on my feet all the way up to the top. Whew. My shoulder only hurt a little.
It's the strangest thing but I have discovered that my Brooks Cascadia shoes (my trail running shoes) are MUCH more comfortable than my Brooks Defyance shoes (my road running shoes)… In fact, my trail shoes don't hurt my right foot at all and my road shoes put pressure on my injury from the second I tie the laces. So I used my trail shoes on the stairs today. I don't think they provide enough support for road running but I will give it a try once at least to see.
|Time of Day||stairs - 6:30 PM|
|Weather||upper 70s, sunny, dry, calm|
|Distance||commute - 10 miles|
stairs - 9 flights, 31:13