I finally told a doctor about my injury at the end of this week’s training. I do need to rest a little more, which is a bummer when you see our weather this week (60s and 70s!!), but I’m determined to get healthy again. Soon.
Tuesday – 3 miles (10:40 pace). Ran downtown with my boss and I felt really great. She said I pushed her (she’s a newer runner, and doesn’t go the distances I run, but I’m working on getting her to run a half marathon this year.)
Wednesday – 3.75 miles (11:15 pace) This was an excellent run. We ran further than anticipated, and while it was a slower pace, I attribute that to the hills and stopping a few times for photos. The weather was fantastic. Hoping for more warm temperatures in the coming weeks.
Thursday – 30-day shred, level 2. It was raining, and I didn’t want to run in the rain. I did the Shred workout and felt pretty good.
Friday – 3 miles. I felt good this day, but my leg was bothering me a bit after doing the Shred workout on Thursday. The weather was so pretty (sunny, and it made it into the 60s that day.)
Saturday – 10 miles. My running friends and I are falling apart! Carol had to turn around before we hit 1 mile. Melissa had her own share of knee problems, but managed to stick out the entire run. Hoping that both of them can get better ASAP. Despite walking most of the first two miles, we still managed to finish the 10-miler in just under 2 hours. Seeing how Nike will be a lot of run/walking (because of the crowds), I’m okay with that time. I think we’re aiming for another 10-miler this weekend. And we’ll be maxing out at 10, instead of trying to do 11 or 12 before the half.
Sunday – Yard work. That counts as exercise, right? We also walked with the baby, so I did get a mile in.
Monday – 1.5 miles walked. I went to the chiropractor and finally admitted that I had an injury. He narrowed it down to my SI joint, and adjusted me. He told me to not run for a day or two, and I made sure it was okay to walk. I’m a little sore after walking, but nothing compared to the soreness I’ve had for the past two or more months.
I’ve been reading more about SI joints and running, and it seems that I can get rid of the injury if I just stop running for a while. Chiropractic care is also recommended, but rest seems to be the best thing. After Nike, I’m going to take it easy. I was tempted to sign up for several local races, but I really want to get rid of the problems before I start pouring money into race entries.