Well I'm done! I guess I'm ready as I'll ever be. This morning was beautiful for a final training run, a 53 degree sunny fall morning. My husband started out with me and ran 6 and then he came in a made pancakes. I had 14 to do this morning, BP suggested I run two extra miles for physical and metal tenacity and I felt great until mile 10. I still had 4 more to go and the friggin left knee start tweaking. At first it started to click, and then the aching started kicking in. I tried to ignore it for a while until I had to stop and walk. It felt like the knee was going to give out. I did the final 4 with a run/walk combination. I was so pissed and discouraged. I mean just a week ago I ran 11 with no knee problems.
This is how I looked when I finished. Do you enjoy my running ensemble?
Came in, and immediately went for the ice to only find this in the freezer to ice my knee. Do you think I'll need to wash these before I put these in the kids lunches? (Jay says, "Yes, Mom")
I stretched and had my hot warm pancakes John had made.
I'm optimistic that everything will be fine. I'm strong and confident and I want to have a great time with a bunch of great ladies. So hotel is booked, subs are covering my classes, looking forward to seeing a part of NC that I've never seen and hoping for a great race with a new PR for a 1/2 marathon. Hey what can I say, I'm slow but having fun doing it.
Wish me luck peeps!