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One Week Until 13.1

Wow…one week…

This past week, as usual, flew by…with so much going on it is hard to even keep track of the days.  I feel like a broken record but I cannot wait until this semester is over!

Due to being in the eye of the finals/paper writing storm, this entry calls for list format.

-I am starting to think I am Crazy with a capital C for planning my first half-marathon only 2 weeks after a 10-miler, considering I am a fairly novice runner.  Remmber when I said I was just going to use Broad Street as a training run…well, that didn’t happen.  I had such a good start that I pushed all the way through.  The problem is, I think I am paying for it now.  I am so tired and my legs feel tired.  While I feel mostly fully recovered, I have noticed some lingering knee pain.  I ran twice this past week and have one more run planned for early this week.  I took it easy on both runs though- 11:30/pace for both and plan to take this week’s run easy too.

-Speaking of pain…I have had this off and on weird foot pain on the lateral right side on my right foot.  Everything I google says stress fracture, but I don’t have the symptoms (no pain on the top or bottom of my foot and no pain in my toes) and it does NOT hurt when I am running It only bothers me when I am walking…and only sometimes.  I am thinking maybe I have a tight tendon or muscle.  Can anyone shed some light on this? 

-Even though I think I am crazy, I love this challenge I have ahead of me and I am looking really forward to accomplishing another goal.  I am really (really really really) trying NOT to focus too much on a finish time goal.  I have a time frame I would like to achieve but I am remembering my own words: finishing is winning.  I find it hard sometimes to take my own advice.  I am, without a doubt, my own worst critic.

-The softball season ends in a little over a week; three games scheduled this week and two next week.  Normally the season is over the first week of May, but we had five rainouts!!!  I love coaching softball, I really do, but this season has been exceptionally long and it will be nice to have my week-nights back.  It will be even better if we beat the team we play Tuesday- we have lost to them every season I have coached (our ONLY losses last year) and I want that win so bad!!  

-Tomorrow is my last final!  I obtained an extension on both of my papers which was a HUGE help but now I really have to buckle down and get them done.  I keep putting these papers off as if they will write themselves; more proof that I am an amazing procrastinator!

-I am looking really forward to one week from today 🙂

Hope everyone has a great (and sunny) week J  Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mommies and Mommies to be 🙂

6 thoughts on “One Week Until 13.1

  1. Hi! Thanks for the sweet compliment about my mom on my blog! Glad you found me!

    I don’t know too much about injuries, but I say just take it easy on your foot until your race. If it isn’t hurting during your runs I think that’s a good sign! But you should definitely get it checked out if you’re worried. If it is a stress fracture, you could be out of the game for months if you keep running on it…

    Other than that, have you tried ice baths after long runs/races? They really help me to recover, after my first marathon I wasn’t sore hardly at all the next day, and I definitely think it was the ice bath that helped.

    Good luck this week and at your race! I can’t wait to hear how it turns out.

  2. If there is one thing I can tell you that I’ve learned… LISTEN TO YOUR BODY! If something doesn’t feel right, take a rest and check with the doctor. Lord knows I could’ve saved myself a heck of a lot of heart break over NOT running if I’d of just taken my stubborn butt to the doctor and stayed off of it! 🙂
    Can’t wait to hear about the race, I know you’ll do great! A half is so much fun!

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