One week from today is the Marshall University Half-Marathon; I can’t say I know what to expect, what will happen, or what my physical condition will be; it feels like both my mind and body are fighting against me, at least the left side of my body. I did my stretches this morning and I’m on an ice pack right now. As I said in the last post it was recommended I do not run this past week, so I didn’t; I have to be honest now I’m almost afraid to run because I don’t know if I can get back to where I was prior to this hiccup and I still hurt in my lower back some down to me knee. It totally sucks! I also know part of this is in my head as well. I just read another runner’s blog who wrote about writing about the difficulties of running not just those celebratory moments that make running so sound effortless as if a lot work, bad runs, and frustrating moments don’t happen before the finish line. She was right! I’m there now, it was nice to read.
I think my goal with this race as was with my first 5k was to finish the race; but if I’m honest with myself I did want to finish under three hours. Now I don’t know if that is possible with what is going on with my leg, hip and knee. I will see what happens this week if I can run a few short runs (without crying ha!) and go from there..