The other day, I realized another reason that I blog. A facebook friend sent me this on my wall:
"Keep up with posts Courteney, they are keep me motivated... just did my pb 5 km after reading one of your posts... had a hard time getting of sofa, so i read a few blogs, and killed it! thanks"
Even if I motivate one person to start or keep running, then I am a happy girl!!
Having said that, my run today will inspire no one! I set out to do a conservative 10k this morning knowing that my knee would not handle any more. Turns out, my knee couldn't handle 10 either. I got 8k completed and then had to walk the last 2k home. I really don't want to injure myself for the long term like I did last year. I enjoy running, and thinking of another 6 month hiatus is not fun. I also have to think of K. I've committed to running with her and it's not fair to consistently tell her I can't because of my knee.
So what am I going to do? I'm going to go see Allison at physio and Julia for a deep tissue massage. I'm hoping that the combination of these two elements will help with the problem. I also have to step up the rolling and glute exercises.
|A mini break to admire nature.|
Next race for me is the Navy 10k. This is a 5k or 10k route (the 10k being a 2nd loop). This would be my 5th year doing it and was the first 5k I ever ran. I remember doing 4 minute/1 minute run/walks. Last year I did my first ever 10k on this route. Knowing my love of bling, I'm not sure why I do this race as there is no bling upon completion. I guess it's just nostalgia.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great week full of running and relaxation.
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