Hello again everyone!
Another week has come and gone, and while I would normally have some awesome workout in review post for you, the sad state is this:
Yes that’s right, Daily Mile put it out on Twitter for all to see – I only got down and sweaty once last week. While it was a CrossFit workout and nothing to sneeze at, it was still only. one. workout. And no running – yes, I do have a half marathon in less than 3 weeks.
Remember that knee thing I mentioned last week? And how I was going to take a few days off to let it settle? Well, truthfully, I’m terrified to try running right now. I worked at the barn this weekend (yay ponies) and the combination of heavy winter boots, snow, and lots of time on my feet really set my knee back. Saturday I was in a lot of pain, so I stocked up on some essentials – Advil, Arnica, lots of ice and a knee sleeve from the drugstore. So far this combination has really helped and I’m nearly (yes, only nearly) pain free.
I am going to get on the treadmill tomorrow to test it out and see how things go. Fingers crossed that I’m able to push out at least 5K pain free. Any and all good knee thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I really don’t want to have to DNS my first half marathon – the very idea of not being able to race has me in and out of a funk, and I don’t like being in a funk. So I’m trying to put a smile on and think happy rainbow and unicorn thoughts, considering that I have so many other things to be happy and thankful for, and there’s far worse things that could happen to me than a DNS, but I want to run. And I want to run this race.
All that moping aside, I do plan on going to yoga tonight or if not then I will go to CrossFit. And I bought a new cool racerback tank from Lululemon today – although I was disappointed they didn’t have the Run: Stay On Course skirt in my size. AND I still have today and tomorrow off work – so really, lots of good things, right?
(But I still want to run)
I hope you all had a great weekend and have lots of sweaty workouts planned for this week!
Any and all positive thoughts are appreciated! How do you deal with injuries when you can’t run?