How is June coming to an end already? I just looked back on my review of May and realized I never set any new goals after feeling like it was time to move on from my spring ones. That’s ok though. I still feel like I had enough to focus on this month. I did write about what I’m doing to put myself back together. This includes strength training, Rolfing, trying orthotics, working on mobility, and searching for the right shoes.
June in Review
In a way this was a tough month because it marked 1 year since I started dealing with this foot injury. A few weeks ago when I wrote this post about the 1 year mark I was feeling pretty frustrated and not very hopeful. As I’m writing this post, I have much more optimism. I am starting to feel like everything is coming together and dare I say that I think I like the orthotics? It’s really difficult to judge because of the blister, but before that happened I had a few pain-free runs while wearing them.
Now, the problem I have had all along is that just when I think I am healed and fully recovered, I have another setback. I think I need to have 3 full months of zero pain before I will believe I am healed. Even then I don’t know if I will fully believe it.
Global Running Day
This month we also celebrated Global Running Day. I took some time to think about my past few years of running and my hopes for the next year.
June also brought the return of warmer weather. Last week brought some of the first really humid days of the season. While it’s definitely challenging, I haven’t minded it too much. I think these days I am just grateful for any run, no matter what the weather or setting.
Plans for July
I think July will be a telling month as I decide if the orthotics are going to work out or not. I also need to figure out whether or not I need different running shoes. My goal for this upcoming month is just to keep up with the strength training, go for a few more Rolfing sessions, and see how I am doing after a few weeks.
How did you do with your goals in June?
What will you be working on in July?
How long do you need to be pain-free for before you will truly believe you are healed from an injury?