I had to wear the smaller splint for another 3 weeks. So in total, I had a splint on my arm/hand for a month. Of course, it just happened to be right in the thick of my Boston training so I had to do 2 of my 20 mi runs with this stupid splint. I was ecstatic though that I wasn't going to have to run Boston with it. On a side note, my training partners found it hilarious when I couldn't wear a glove on my hand so I had a sock on it to keep my fingers warm.
So now when I'm complaining about how cold it is outside to run, I can just think about how it isn't as bad as having to run with a broken hand.
I did get in a run this morning on the treadmill but I'm a little disappointed in myself. I had planned on doing 10 mi which meant I had to get up at 4:30am. Well, my alarm went off and I was still pretty tired....6.5 hours of sleep doesn't quite cut it after a few days. I ended up getting up at 5:00am instead so my plans of doing 10 mi went out the window since I wouldn't have enough time before going to work. Mentally, I don't think I could've done 10 mi anyways & my stomach wasn't feeling the greatest too. So all excuses aside, I ended up doing 6 mi w/ 1 mi warm up, 4 mi tempo @ 7:31 pace, and 1 mi cool down. I was happy with my tempo pace because it was 4 mi with no rest or easy jogging but disappointed I didn't do 10 mi. I know it isn't that big of a deal but I hate wussing out & now my weekly mileage will be down a bit.