Perfect timing! Leave it to MLK to have just the right words. Fitting for almost anything in life, yes?
I will keep moving forward and to do that, I am having to regroup and rest a bit. My self-diagnosis (b/c you know I like to play a doctor on the interwebs. LOL) is runner's knee. I had it many years ago when I first started to try and run and I quit because of the pain. Not this time! This time I rest and recover...then keep moving forward.
I found a really helpful article at Running on Empty that not only gave me some good suggestions, but gave me HOPE! I'm not going to run for a week or so and then I will see how I'm feeling. I believe my 10 mile run last week will be my longest before the half. I risk injuring myself more if I try to do another long run in the next few weeks. I'm hoping to get in some short runs and maybe up to 7 or 8 miles before the race but I'm going to go by what my knees tell me. Everything I have read says that running on them will only make it worse, I have to let them heal first and then trust my training.
I ordered a couple of these for when I can run:
and also some Glutamine, which is supposed to help in recovery.
I'm definitely hopeful right now, what else can I be? I know that the next five weeks are not all that matters. What matters are the months and months of training I have put in. I believe that I will be able to do the miles, I just need to make it to the race healed up and not injured. That's the plan.
In other race news, I'm superduper excited that my costume is nearly done! It's actually at the seamstress right now, she is connecting the petticoat to the race shirt (the shirt was riding up a bit, I thought this would help) and sewing on the ruffles on the shoulders. I am wearing my Sparklebottoms under the skirt since I cannot live without my Sparkleskirt pockets!
Aaaand, to make things even more exciting around here, our Mickeymail came yesterday! I cannot believe it's so close now, we leave in 33 days!
Congratulations to all of the Tinkerbell 10K & Half Marathon runners this weekend! I loved following your races and seeing all the pics. You can fly!!!
So who ran Tink and is running the PHM for their Coast to Coast? So exciting!!! Do you have your costume picked out? Going as a Princess or something else?!?! Tell me! Tell me!