Wednesday, May 13, 2009

T-3 Days and Counting...

...until I run my first race!  That's right peeps, the Coach Hep Cancer Challenge 5k is Saturday!  I am excited beyond belief.  To be honest, I'm a little surprised at how excited I am.  Perhaps I am more amazed that I have even gotten to this point at all.

My leg bothered me all last week and I didn't run much at all.  Of course, this made me super nervous.  Matt and I went out for a "fast" 2.3 miles on Monday - and we finished in 20:15!  This is my best time at anything yet.  Of course, the last .75 or so was brutal.  Matt does such a good job pushing me...but in the end I just want to kill him.  Okay, not really.  Because I WANT to finish.  I WANT to get there.  

My plan is for another "quick" 2ish miles today, and then no running til race day.  I went to the chiropractor on Monday, and discussed the weird pain I'm getting in my leg...he gave me a few tips for stretching, etc, pre-run.  I took his advice Monday afternoon and ran pain-free!  In fact, my leg didn't hurt for the rest of the day!  This is huge - it's been awhile since I've had a completely 100% weird-leg-pain-free run.  Of course, it hurt yesterday.  And it hurts today.  But...sometimes it's the little victories!

On Friday, I'll talk about my race goals for Saturday and all that jazz.  Fun fun!

10 comments:

katie said...

yay! I'm excited for you! Good luck!

Lucky in Love said...

I can't believe your race is already here!! Good luck! I can't wait to hear about it :)

Lucky in Love said...

Tagged you!

brown eyed girl said...

Already?? That seems so soon to me! But then again, my concept of time is totes out of whack. Good luck!!!

The Cranes said...

Wow, you did have bad vision! Well I'm thinking of just going and getting it done... I mean how great would it be to be able to see w/o contacts!?! Well from you and everyone else who has gotten it done it seems like it's a great investment! Thanks for the info! I can't wait for LASIK, even though I'm super scared... haha :-) And yeah for your 5K run soon!! Good luck!

d.a.r. said...

So excited for you!!!!

Erin said...

That's really exciting! Tell us all about it - I know you'll do GREAT!

Wearing Mascara said...

YAY! I am so excited for you! Good luck and I can't wait to hear all about it :-)

kilax said...

I am super stoked! Take lots of pics to show us! :) You are going to kick butt! And btw, 20:15 is very fast for 2.3! Woo hoo!

What was his advice for your leg? I am happy it helped!

Taryn said...

Good job!

I was thinking about you the other day- Have you been strengthening your shin? It will go a long way in helping the shin splints (which happen because your calf is getting stronger faster than your shin and thus pulls on the bone causing fractures (at least that is what my doc said). I just wanted to share that- you can ignore it- but it has been on my mind for a few days.

I hope your race is amazing.