Check back tomorrow to get a detailed recap mile by mile.
We finished our half marathon.
The time does not matter ( we did finish in the qualifying 3:30 time limit) the fact we finished does. It was a long 13.1 miles made even longer since my knee lost the adrenaline numbness within the first mile. Lucky for me I had a great training partner (Monkey) that stuck with me and refused to let me walk away. I give her kudos for listening to me whine and cry through each mile of KP (knee pain). I also give her props for slowing her pace to keep up with me.
Further updates and cool stories of the event to follow, right now its pain pills, ice and bed.
Okay we are here in Miami, less than 48 hours and I will be running my 1/2 Marathon. I thought that I would share a post from my Just Finished blog. But first check out the greeting we got from out hotel.
As originally posted on my blog at http://www.justfinish.com “January 25th, is the day I do it! Hopefully, by 10 a.m. I will have finished my first 1/2 marathon (Miami ING) I am a little worried because my knee has been acting up but I have been icing and stretching pretty much babying it. I have even promised it a little vacation if it gets me through. My journey has been long and the training pretty intense. I can remember when I started in September and the schedule said 1 minute of solid running, I was like ‘you want me to run how long?’ The good, no the GREAT thing about this journey is that I have taken it will my little sister. We are going to cross that finish line that is our journey to ‘just finish’ – I am not worried about speed (at least not this time!) This journey is about us (ME) finishing.“
January is the big month. We (meg and I) run our race on Jan. 25th. I haven’t run since the week before Christmas went home for the holidays and got stuck in the Midwest Blizzard. Since we’ve been back we have been running tons – partially outside and when the weather permits outdoors at Central Park.
The big news of this month on my front is that my knee (left to be rather specific and accusatory) has decided in its infinite wisdom to start hurting on the lateral side. Pah to it I say. I won’t stop me from running not this close to the game. My friends and extensive research via internet, I believe that I have ITBS (Iliotibial band syndrome) I have all the symptoms. The exercises seem to help and I have been icing it like crazy. I think that it was aggravated on my 5.5 Mile run in CP on Jan 8th – not to sure. I am determined that it won’t stop me.
Meg and I did our 10 mile long run on 1.19.09 – the knee started to hurt around mile 4 but I survived and ended up with a blister (that I can deal with). I intend to ice like crazy until my the race… it is only 5 days away.