I am really trying to listen to my knee to see how it is going to treat me each day. When my ortho mentioned that I could be in the process of having the same issues I had during my first marathon, I decided to take this a little more seriously. In 2012 my femur began chipping little pieces of bone into my knee and there is a high possibility that my tibia is doing the same or is going to do the same. Naturally, I prefer that it doesn’t, so I am going to run as much as I can while being an adult and listening to my knee.
It has been doing me good so far and I’m going to keep on pushing. Yesterday, instead of the 6 miles on my calendar I chose to take it as a rest day and only run my 1 run streak mile. My knee is less swollen today and is feeling a little better since I took the break.
I would much rather take the time now to stay strong, than push it and not be able to race at all. Now, during the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon is another story all together. Seeing as I’ll be having surgery shortly after the race anyways, my knee can suck it and I’ll be calling the shots on April 24. I have a very ambitious goal time in mind and I am spending the next 11 weeks staying healthy while setting myself up to do what I set out to do. My new goal time is about 20 minutes faster than what I originally set out for 5 weeks ago. Like I said, it’s ambitious with my history.
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38% full – Mercy Health Glass City Marathon
38% full – Yark Subaru 5-Person Relay Marathon
56% full – Owens Corning Half Marathon
13% full – Medical Mutual Glass City 5k
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I completely forget where I took these from…something I saw on Pinterest. Since carbs run my diet, this one hits home quite well. I have had to start doing laundry a few times a week now because I am running out of running gear that fits me. Ah, the perfect run. The issue I have […]
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I had a decent week up until Saturday when it came to training. My heart has been feeling fantastic and my knee hasn’t hurt horribly since the 10-Miler last weekend. I’m missing mileage this week and it is driving me crazy. I hate not running the miles on my calendar. But the Mercy Health Glass […]