1902 total / 91 in 2014

I had all these goals before, but now my only goal is to heal from plantarfasciitis so I can run again and not have to sleep with my foot in a boot.

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Ursula logged 1902 miles.

Last workout 2 months ago. Help get them back on track!

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  1. walk
    1.75 mi 00:35 20:00 pace

    Hi friends. I am still alive. For a while I couldn't do any kind of workouts except my PT sessions/exercises, which I just lacked the motivation to post. My torn ligament has mostly healed, bu... read more

    • Mary F.
      Mary F. Get Better
      Get Better:

      :( Aww I've missed seeing you on DM! Sorry to hear about your stupid foot! Hang in there lady!

      2 months ago

    • Letitia M.
      Letitia M.

      Glad the walk felt OK. (It's so steamy down here that you aren't missing anything by not running!) Hope all this works out for you. GET WELL SOON!!

      2 months ago Like

  2. walk
    alright To work for first time in 2 m... 1.01 mi 00:16 15:50 pace

    Hi friends. I am still alive. For a while I couldn't do any kind of workouts except my PT sessions/exercises, which I just lacked the motivation to post. My torn ligament has mostly healed, bu... read more

  3. walk
    alright The Hunger Walk 3.1 mi 01:00 19:21 pace

    Biked to Soldier Field on Saturday, did this, and biked home. I always do this on behalf of the agency I used to intern for, H.O.M.E. (Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly) because... read more

  4. VELO
    good To Hunger Walk & back 13.21 mi 01:00 13.2mph pace

    The bike ride on Saturday that caused my doctor to determine on Monday that I'm not allowed to bike anymore, or really do anything using my feet (except walk around of course). My post-tib ten... read more

  5. I have good news and bad news. Bad news is I found out I was originally misdiagnosed - I finally saw an actual DPM (the wonderful Dr. Reilly at the Running Institute), and she suspected & then ... read more

    • Rook

      i don't know whether to like this (because you're on the right path) or not (because you're shut down). good luck with the treatment!

      4 months ago Like1 person

    • Ursula W.
      Ursula W.

      You can like it - I'm feeling good about the new path, despite the craptastic situation overall. :) thanks!

      4 months ago Like1 person

    • Letitia M.
      Letitia M.

      Your attitude makes you a STAR, Ursula. Good luck, and onward!

      4 months ago Like2 people

    • Ursula W.
      Ursula W.

      Thanks, friends! Your support makes me a star too!

      4 months ago Like

  6. RUN
    tired Midway 2-miler! 2 mi 00:22 10:59 pace

    Same path I ran Monday AM, but slower. My ankle had a terrible day midweek after we experimented with taking the tape off for a few days. Taking the tape off turned out to be a bad idea, so we put ... read more

    • Ken W.

      Very nice getting it done with all that extra hassle going on too. Yikes.

      4 months ago Like1 person

  7. RUN
    tired Midway 2-miler! 2 mi 00:22 10:50 pace

    I ran. I ran? I RAN. My last run was 71 days ago & entitled "Utter Pain & Demoralization." I didn't know at the time that I'd torn my ATFL, only that it was the worst pa... read more

    • Mary F.
      Mary F. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      YES! Congrats on the run and cheers to many, many MOAR MILES to come!

      5 months ago

    • Ben K.

      Awesome. Don't be a hero though Ursula, give that run/walk thing a try for a couple weeks. You may find you like it. But GREAT job facing your fear and running MOAR!

      5 months ago Like

    • Letitia M.
      Letitia M. You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      YAY YOU!!!!!

      5 months ago

  8. DM tells me my friends miss my training and that my last workout was 12 days ago. That's not exactly true - I've been walking & biking pretty much everywhere, but it's true I hav... read more

  9. VELO
    great To work, errands, and home! 4.38 mi 00:22 11.9mph pace

    Consolidating 3 bike rides today. They felt so good in this slightly chilly weather! Biking to work means I can take it out to run errands mid-day, take a bike ride for lunch, whatever! I need to d... read more

  10. FIT
    great Physical Therapy & BIG NEWS 01:00

    Various strengthening exercises for my sprained ankle and bad arch blah blah blah BIG NEWS: PT says I am cleared to do elliptical now and that I CAN TRY SOME "LIGHT RUNNING" NEXT WEEK MAY... read more

    • Letitia M.
      Letitia M. Congrats

      YAY!!! This is wonderful news! Can't wait for that mile.

      5 months ago

    • Ursula W.
      Ursula W.

      Thanks, Leticia! Me too! I'm excited. I'll obviously have to take it really slow and it'll probably feel like 10 miles after these months off ;)

      5 months ago Like

  11. VELO
    PT warmup this morning 1.26 mi 00:05:18 14.3mph pace

    Before all the exercises.

  12. VELO
    great Commutes last week 4.02 mi 00:22 11.0mph pace

    Totally forgot to post these bike rides to & from work last week, so I've consolidated them here! I'd be faster if I didn't have to follow the damn traffic rules :-P

  13. FIT
    injured PT exercises Tues 00:30

    Way fewer exercises yesterday because I spent most of the session in tears explaining that I don't feel like I'm getting better anymore. The arch exercises for my left PF make it feel wor... read more

  14. VELO
    good PT warm-up 1.16 mi 00:05:00 13.9mph pace

    Yesterday's warmup for the PT

  15. VELO
    tired First real workout since the ... 7.07 mi 00:42 10.0mph pace

    This was hard, and I wasn't able to go very fast but I put myself in a position where I'd have to bike this far to get home (got a ride there, with bike in back of car). I had a heavy bac... read more

    • Ken W.

      But you did it and then the reward of bumming at the apt! Priceless.

      5 months ago Like2 people

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    • Todd You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      It'll all come back together soon enough, I know it's easier said than done but let it takes it course and you will be stronger than ever by letting yourself heal correctly.....Head up champ ;)

      5 months ago

    • Ursula W.
      Ursula W.

      Thanks, Todd. I'm being patient I swear. The support helps a lot, so thanks <3

      5 months ago Like

  16. FIT
    good PT Dx: Weak hips! 00:30

    After a 4-weeks-in reevaluation, my PT diagnosed me with weak hips! WTF, I'm a RUNNER!? At least I used to be, and I will be again. He thinks the PF inflammation is related to the hip weakness... read more

  17. VELO
    good To work in terrible weather 1.01 mi 00:05:28 11.1mph pace

    This would have been much faster if it weren't for stupid traffic lights and everyone dropping their kids off at school. Stupid kids!

    • Shaindel B.
      Shaindel B.

      Hahaha. I had the opposite problem. I thought I'd do a trail run in the heat and got freaked out by snakes sunning themselves. I'm SO afraid of getting bitten by a rattlesnake that I'm a big baby about all snakes, it seems. See pictures!

      5 months ago Like

  18. VELO
    great Biked home from work 1.01 mi 00:05:20 11.4mph pace

    Commute home yesterday! All went smoothly.

  19. walk
    great To work! 1.01 mi 00:16 15:49 pace

    Bonus because I was carrying a *really* heavy and awkward bag full of too much work stuff. I pushed the pace (but had to wait at a couple lights, booo) and was right on time to my job - and my ankl... read more

    • Rook


      5 months ago Like1 person

    • Todd

      love the no hurting part! It's seems you're gonna heal up nicely ;)

      5 months ago Like1 person

    • Ursula W.
      Ursula W.

      Thanks guys! I saw the PT this morning for a re-eval, and he thinks I'm like 75% that's good :) I'm continuing to be patient. It's been about 7 weeks since the tear/sprain occurred.

      5 months ago Like

  20. VELO
    PT warm-up 1.5 mi 00:06:30 13.8mph pace

    This made my ankle hurt a little, but not too bad I guess. It was a little more swollen afterward than it's been lately. BOO