Really great day today. It was 68 degrees here in RVA! I went to yoga and ran to and from the gym-only about .5 miles but pain free which is an improvement! I have PT again tomorrow and he said that I can run on the treadmill some and see how my knee feels. Then I hung out with my boyfriend, we took Miles on a long walk near the river/trails…not quite as awesome as spending the day trail...
Whatever we are working on, mulling over, avoiding, contemplating facing, or...– K. Armstrong (via isensearunner)
I’ve been working really hard with my PT exercises, and doing yoga daily as well, and I can definitely tell an improvement with my knee. Hoping to be back to running soon!
I. Want. To. Run.
runs-on-cupcakes asked: It seems that we're both PT newbies, here's to a quick recovery for us both :) Also I am amazed at your 50k goals! Someday I'd love to be an ultra runner.
Coffee shop with the boyfriend, planning out a whole bunch of races including several 50ks :)
Went to my first PT appointment today. My IT band wasn’t super tight, so he thinks its more related to my quads/hips needing strengthening and mechanical issues related to my childhood ankle surgery. So I’ve got a bunch of strengthening exercises/stretches and will hopefully see an improvement soon. Not being able to run is driving me crazy. On a side note, official results from the...
First PT appointment tomorrow…need to get my IT band better asap. I already have several spring 50ks in mind and I want to go for it again!
yoga class at the gym! trying to add some variety to my cross training so i don’t get too frustrated with not being able to run.
I run fast because I know one day I will start to fly.– Leo York (via arunnersdelight)
Swam laps in the pool this morning…boringgggg.
I HATE not being able to run.
Got my Authorization to Test from the Board of Nursing. NCLEX-RN scheduled for February!
Went to the drs for my knee/IT band pain…he recommended Physical Therapy so will be starting that next week. Fun. At least I can finally walk without limping now, but I really want to run and its already driving me nuts.
I went into this 50k knowing that my IT band was less than ideal, and therefore decided to just give it my best try. I had been icing, stretching, foam rolling, and taking ibuprofen all week, but it was still pretty sore. In a desperate attempt, I even bought an IT band strap to wear. I drove to the race with my boyfriend, we were planning on running the 50k together. The course was set up to...
I ended up only doing the 35k because my IT band flared up and was extremely painful. Really disappointed but did what I could. More of a race report coming soon.
Some last minute 50k advice from an ultra runner...
So it is getting towards “go” time!!! Ok…a few things to remember. One - YOU ARE READY. Do not doubt your training. Trust in it and know you are ready. Two - fuel early. Take in gels, food, fluid early. This will help you not to hit the wall too early. Three - don’t go out too hard or two soft. Go out slightly slower than marathon pace. Four - enjoy the hell out of it....
Tomorrow is the day-will be running my first 50k! Still not totally sure about my IT band but I’m going to go for it!