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Recovery – Healthy Breakfast with Avocados and Continuous Home Remedies on Plantar Fasciitis

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Second week of recovery. While working on my cardio in cycling class, I’ve decided to revisit my diet as well. It isn’t a drastic overhaul of my diet yet, but it surely is the beginning. This is something that I am going to do more research of and evaluate in the weeks to come as I am slowly recovering from my foot injury. Read More…

Week 10 – Motivation, Challenges and Bounce Back

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This past week had some challenges. One of those days when the level of self-motivation hits the bottom snuck up on me in the middle of the week. It was heavily influenced by the serious long day at work, and even though I bounced right back up and caught up with the next day’s mileage, the pressure on keeping up with the weekly mileage was mounting. Read More…

Fartlek Run and Daniels’ Running Formula

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Fartlek had to come in the picture.

When I decided to work with the new training program, I was quite excited about the new challenges and the new possibilities.

But my right foot injury occurred. Since then, I’ve been anxiously waiting for the plantar fasciitis to lapse. Although it is mild, and as much as I want to get the training started, I didn’t want to take a chance. So, I haven’t even walked to work like I did before when my left foot in a worse shape. Part of me figured that my right foot could use rest while not walking at all. Read More…

Another Injury. Another Setback.

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This rather came as a surprise. Although I knew it was there, I didn’t think that it would become an injury that ended up sidelining me. Again. It was the inflammation of the plantar fascia, which caused a bit of heel pain. At least, it is minor, and I know how to remedy this.

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No Long Beach Marathon

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It is quite disappointing to say the least that I won’t be able to run the Long Beach Marathon tomorrow. The more I tried, the less likely it seems that I could handle any more than several feet, sadly.  I can walk now without limping, but the truth is that I cannot put weight on the forefoot. Read More…

Monthly Recap

It is time to recap the monthly progress as we’re going into the Labor Day weekend, which marks the end of Training Week 4 (of the total of 10 weeks). It means now I have 6 weeks left to the October 12 race day.

In terms of recapping the progress, this is one of the reasons why I like MapMyRun. Of course, I am sure that other smartphone apps and its associated websites offer similar features (such as Nike+ comes into mind), but like I noted in the beginning of my blog, I had been a long time MapMyRun user even before smartphone apps have become as ubiquitous as what they are today. I’ve been a MapMyRun member since August 2, 2007. And I’ve seen how these OS app and its companion apps, such as MapMyRide, MapMyHike, MapMyWalk, MapMyFitness, have made their progresses. In a better way, of course. Read More…