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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Off to a BAD Start...

Today I planned to get off work (remember that I work nights, so I get off at 7am) and go to the gym. I picked up my SIL (who watches my boys during the day for a little bit so I can get some sleep), brought her to my house, changed into my running clothes and went to the gym. I was feeling pretty good.
Heading out to the gym
I hopped on the treadmill. I still have a little pain in my left leg, but I didn't think it was anything to worry about. I started it up and I immediately felt sharp pains. I tried running, but was unable to run...AT ALL. I finished out 1 mile to see if the pain would stop, but it didn't even let up. Not. A. Bit. It took me 15 minutes to complete 1 measly mile, and I was in terrible pain.

Crappy 15 minute mile
Definitely not how I planned to start my morning, and not a good start to the Cupcake Marathon. Also, my 1st half marathon is in 11 days...and I'm hoping to be better by then.

I'm thinking that I won't run anymore this week...that I will skip my long run on Sunday, and just do a couple of 3 mile runs during next week to prep me for the half.

I got home from the gym, popped 2 Aleve and went to sleep. When I woke up a little while ago, I was feeling pretty good, no more limping and just a touch of pain.

Sad Kristen


  1. boo!!!! rest up woman, because i'm going to be cheering you on all the way from ny!!!

  2. Sounds like a good course of action - no point in pushing yourself too hard before the race. Better to be slightly underprepared (although you've got some really good base mileage going) than hurt!

  3. Praying you feel better soon :-(

  4. Oh honey!!! That sounds awful. Just awful. But this I know - YOU WILL BE ABLE TO COMPLETE YOUR 1/2!!! YOU have it in you!!!
    Thoughts and prayers are with you, thanks for the follow!!!

  5. :( Rest this week before your big run, I'm sure you will be able to do it!Remember the verse, I can do anything through Christ who strengthens me. -Philippians 4:13.


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