Monday, August 22, 2011

13 days to go

Two different things - first and foremost, Marisa and I both signed up for this last week!!

We're doing the 15k on December 3rd and we're getting sweet wind breakers & lots of hot chocolate - yay!!

Now on to the not so happy part of the post...

My knee is still bothering me. A lot. instead of running on Saturday I took an hour and 1/2 Ashtanga Yoga class at the gym and picked up a Pro-Tec Patella Tendon Strap from P.R.R. On sunday I tried out the strap for what I was hoping to be another 6-9 miles. It felt good on my knee, but I still only made it 2.5 miles before giving up because of the pain.

Well, fuck. Excuse my language, but seriously, just....FUCK

The race is 2 weeks away. The longest I've made is 9.5 miles...ONCE. And now my knee has picked the perfect time to start giving up. I've spent the last 3-4 months training for this and I feel defeated before the race has even begun.

I'm taking the week off running and will hopefully get something in on Friday, but we will see. We will see.


  1. Hi! I'm sorry to hear about your knee :( I hope some extra rest leaves you feeling better!

    I found your blog in the DC Bloggers FB group and had to come say hi. I'm also running Virginia Beach as my first half. And I'm signed up for the Hot Chocolate run.

  2. Hi Carly! That's so funny - I was definately checking out your blog after I saw it on the DC Bloggers group too, meant to be!

    Thanks for the kind words on my knee. It's so frustrating, but all I can do now is take a few days off and ice, ice, ice! How is your training coming?

  3. So sorry about your knee! I highly suggest leg lifts!! They will help strengthen the structures around your knee to support it! Also - KT tape is amazing!!

  4. KT tape? I'll have to look into it! Thanks!