This post is a little late coming! I was on Spring Break last week and really enjoyed the down time. Maybe a little too much! This weekend, I had a ton of things to do because I did almost nothing during the week. :)
So, if you remember from my last post, (here) after running 7 miles last week, my knee was really sore. Not so bad that I was afraid that I had seriously hurt something, but I was nervous enough that I may not be able to run my half, which is only 6 weeks away. So on Monday, I tried to run on the treadmill and only went about a mile and a half because it was hurting. I decided to rest my knee for a few more days.
I was way nervous to do my long run this weekend. On one hand, I was afraid of injuring myself. On the other, I was afraid that if I didn't run, I would fall behind in my training and would have to miss out on my half. I really don't want to miss it. I decided to run.
It was a beautiful day for a run. It was really sunny so I decided to wear a visor to keep the sun out of my face. Great decision. :) Except then my step daughter told me I looked like I was going golfing.
The beginning of the run was hard. I was tired and slow. But about 2 miles in, I realized that I was going to finish. I was nervous about miles 3-4 because that's where my knee started hurting last time, but I was wearing a brace this time and had no trouble.
I finished my eight mile run pretty strong. At 2 hours and 3 minutes, I was only a few minutes of the 15 minute mile pace, which I am happy with right now. Side note, my knee started hurting as soon as I stopped running to cool down with a walk. Weird, right? The
I recharged with some greek yogurt and some ice on my knee. I also informed my husband that he was in charge of dinner. He
I limited myself to 2 pieces. I thought they were 8 WW points each, but when I tracked them I was pleasantly surprised to find they were only 5 points. Score!! When my dear husband asked if I needed anything else, I told him that I really needed him to go put the pizza away so I wouldn't eat any more of it!
What about you? Do you love a veggie pizza like I do? Do you have any gnarly running injuries to share?
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