1. I decided to go back to school to pursue my Type 75 Certification. It is a two year program and once I receive my masters, I can continue to be a classroom teacher or be an administrator. I knew from the beginning of this new career that I was not going to be a teacher for a long time. I don’t see myself being 50 years old and still being a teacher.
2. I signed up for the Race Around the World Duathlon on June 24. I will be missing out on the Chicago Women’s Half Marathon. I guess it is OK. I can still (hopefully) do one offered by the Divas Half Marathon Series or the Lady Speed Stick Women’s Half Marathon.
3. I am toying with the idea of running a half marathon in each state. Originally, I had thought of doing a marathon in each state but quickly changed it to a half marathon. I’ve been following Kim’s blog at (Just) Trying is for Little Girls and told myself that I could do this too.
4. During my race on Saturday I developed a pain in my left foot. My first thought were the orthotics. I’ve ran in them before but only on a treadmill. Saturday was the first time I ran outside. Once I got home I took them off and replaced them with the original insoles. I wore my gym shoes to work today and my foot feels much better. I am afraid to run in my orthotics this weekend. Maybe the 5K on Saturday will be OK but definitely NOT the 10 Miler on Saturday.
5. I know eventually I will need surgery on my right foot. I have a bunion that is growing and is giving me trouble. Usually the pain goes away for a few months with a visit to the podiatrist. She injects this liquid in my foot and that helps with the pain. However, I went last month and my foot still hurts. It could be that the bunion is just getting worse or the podiatrist inserted the liquid in a different part of the foot (she did tell me that she was going to do that). I am hoping it is the latter because I went all crazy and registered for almost every race I could find in the Chicago area. My plan is to run until November of this year then take a few months off for the surgery and recovery.