Monday, October 22, 2007

It's finally here!

I'm leaving on vacation! I'll be back in Nov.!

My half marathon in Nov. is looking highly doubtful? Remember my pain at 12 miles of my half marathon last weekend? Well, it's still haunting me. I have an honest to goodness pain-in-the-ASS ITBS. Like, not just soreness of the knees. Like painful enough to stop you on your tracks...and I don't use the word "pain" very lightly.

I was able to shuffle along last Thursday with 4.6 miles. For Saturday's long run, I made it to 5ish miles before I got the pain. I don't know how many times I had to stop and stretched it out. Around 5ish to 6ish I would run a little then walk, then repeat. By 6ish I couldn't run a step and had to walk the remaining ~2.5 miles home. It was the longest walk of my life! Luckily, it didn't hurt at all when I walk.

I'm really bummed. But, I'll keep my hopes open. I'll take it easy, stretch, do a bunch of leg exercises, etc. Last week, my regular physiotherapist was on vacation so I couldn't even get advice.

For now I'll focus on enjoying my vacation. :)


leslie said...

I just re-read your half marrathon report, and I know what you mean about making your time just a little bit better -- the "If I'd done this differently or gone faster here...". It's part of being an athlete.

Take care of your knee. Injuries suck, don't they? Oh well -- time to focus on upper body stuff, right?

Have a great vacation!

Alexandra said...

Have a fantastic vacation and come back feeling better!

Irene said...

Take it easy on vacation and maybe your ITBS will ease up!

Take care!

KatieFeldmom said...

Have a great time!!! Take care!!!

Anonymous said...

Hope you have a very relaxing and wonderful time! Hope the knee feels better really soon!

Pamela said...

just checking in ..hope the Vaction was good :)