So I have been in hiding somewhat. I'll explain. Last Thursday I went to do my long run for the week (since my Friday and Saturday were full). My right shin had been bugging me quite a bit, well as soon as I started running it hurt ... BAD! I tried combos of walking and running and finally had to stop at about 3.5 -4 miles because it just didn't stop hurting. After seeing Robin through all of her injuries, I didn't want a stress fracture or to make it worse. I went through all kinds of emotions and really almost gave up on myself. I really just focused on what I had to do that weekend and didn't go there. Had a really bad eating day on Monday.
Finally called Robin to come up with a plan Monday night. Tuesday was bad for both of us so we decided to go this morning. Unfortunately she slept in (yea I got to go back to bed!) so I went on my own tonight. I got in 4 miles (really don't want to do much more than that so close to the race, but I could have) and feel so much better now. Today was the first day that my shin didn't hurt immediately from the time I woke up. While running I noticed it, but it wasn't PAINful. The first two miles killed (don't they always?) but I started to get the groove back for the last two. It felt so good to be able to do it. I was really afraid that I wouldn't be able to do the race on Saturday ... and not by choice. I feel much more confident after today's run.
So today I went and got a new running outfit, cause a girl's gotta be cute, right? Got some more gels and energy chews. The next two days I will be gone all day for PTA convention ... Thursday night I have SELP and then Friday night we pick up the packets. What a full couple of days!!! (Oh and me and my sistas are having our first home show up in Logan on the 31st! ... lots to get ready for for that to happen!)
5/8/08 - 3.5 miles (Lone Peak track)
5/14/08 - 4 miles (Iron Mesa track - 2 miles w/ hill)
Saucony shoes - 70.25 miles