"Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits." Robert Brault
First, here is my race report for the Half & Half Virtual Race put on by G of Neurosis of a Stay at Home Mom of 3! I did half of a 10K this morning and this is how it went down.
Weather was pretty warm, but there was a nice breeze, so it felt fine. I was with Uber H and a friend, so the company was good. My IT band was behaving and I was feeling confident, but not cocky. Speed was not the goal as I had 16K planned and it was my first run since I first felt some IT pain. (Can someone tell me what I was thinking running 16K as a first run back!!)
Okay, so my 5K went really well, considering this area is VERY hilly, but I did it. My pace was slow as I was hoping to run 16K, so it is what it is: 5K in 38m24s on July 17, 2010 - Done! :)
Now, I can hear you thinking to yourselves...is she healed? Was that it? How did the rest of the run go you ask (or not). Well, let's just say that hills, whether going up or down, are not very nice to the IT band...also, 16K is a bit long for a first run back from injury...duh! So by 8K, I was feeling real tight around the knee and at first I thought it was just cramping, but by 10K it hurt and I stopped, stretched and tried again. It hurt, I stopped running and walked another 3.5K until I got back to our friend's home.
I rolled, I iced, I took two advil and then I took a warm shower. This afternoon, I feel absolutely no pain when I walk or bend or climb stairs. I'm continuing to enjoy my amazing weekend!
The plan: I am taking the week off and will roll, ice, take advil, do different cardio and continue with the gym and yoga. Next week, I will do my short runs and see how it goes. I'm not too worried, as I'm early in the marathon training program. I may try and see a physical therapist or someone who knows about sports injuries and see if there's anything else I can do.
I leave you with a few pics from our day on Prince Edward Island yesterday!
Confederation bridge - crosses from New Brunswick to PEI over the Atlantic ocean (11 Km)!
With our pals about to eat our amazing Seafood Chowder!
Catch of the day with baby red PEI potatoes and veggies!