Random note: I had to google the common saying "forever hold your peace" versus "forever hold your piece" to make sure I used the correct spelling.Here I am, 11 days out from the NYC Marathon - a race I've been hoping would be a PR for me and a magical experience. It will definitely be magical, but New York City is not likely to be PR City for me. This silly little hamstring/knee thing has turned into a full blown issue. (I won't even type the word shminjury for fear of jynxing myself.)
I was a little stressed that I wasn't able to squeeze in my 12 mile run while back in Chicago (I got in two 6 milers and a 7 miler and lots of childlifting) so I decided last night I'd run 10 miles and then really start tapering. I felt great at first and the pain usually doesn't come until about 35 minutes into a run. Well, it came and I shrugged it off and just kept moving. That is until about mile 7 when I was literally stopped in my tracks. It felt like I pulled something.
|waiting for satellites on my new watch courtesy of sport chalet!|
I walked it off and thought it would pass but when I tried to run again, it was impossible.
I ended up walking about 3 miles back to my car.
I know I need to rest. Not spin. Not take a yoga class. Not cross train on the elliptical. REST.
Resting is hard for me and I always wonder what people who don't work out do with all that free time. When I take a rest day I feel like I have too much idle time, so to distract myself, Brittany and I are going on a midweek date night and might get massages. I need to fill my night with something else or I'll get antsy. TV is great but I can only watch about an hour or so before I'm bored and The Voice doesn't come on again until next week.
If I don't rest now, I only have myself to blame for a terrible marathon experience. I have no idea what the heck is going on with my knee or hamstring or whatever it is. All I can do is stay positive and hope for the best.
|Kate + SKLZ accuball = Best Friends 4ever|
Last night, I was missing my family and I was getting really pissed about my possible shminjury but then I saw the most stunning sunset and decided to just be grateful. Yeah, I might be shminjured but I'm still a lucky girl and something amazing happens to me every. single. day.
|seriously. san diego sunsets are unreal.|
Even on the shittiest of days, let's be grateful for something. Mmmkay?
What are you grateful for today?
Today, I am grateful for all of the cool opportunities this blog provides!