I have heard those dreaded words, yet again, from a doctor: You just need to stop running. I looked at her and said, "you *can't* just say that!" She told me that's the only way it's going to get better.
This is not the end of world for me. I can manage this. Yes, running is my first love but I am able to do so many other activities right now that not running for a couple weeks is not going to take me into a deep depression like last year.
It is also becoming more apparent that a bunionectomy is in my very near future. This I'm not thrilled about. This scares me. Have any of you had this surgery or know someone that has?
Earlier this week I went on a bike ride with a fellow FEMALE employee, Stephanie. She had never been up Calaveras Road before so that is where I took her. It's about 30 miles round trip with some steady climbing and fun rollers. She did great, and she loved the ride. Hopefully I can get her to go out with me more often. It would be nice to have female company to ride with. After the 60 miles in Lake Tahoe, this ride was a breeze this time. I still remember the first time I rode Calaveras - I was in my granny gear on all the climbs. Not this time. ;)