- Tomorrow the hubbs and I will be heading to Tahoe for the day to meet up with my family and have a day of snowboarding. Actually, everyone else will be skiing or snowboarding but I am going to sit this day out. I cannot risk injury before Boston so the season is over for me. Which really sucks in the moment since they have been getting dumped with glorious snow since last week and are due for some more! We aren't going to spend the night since I have my long run on the books for Sunday and we both will be missing our pooch and our bed! Yes, you read that right - we are coming home early to be with our Lilly :) It will be a long day but I should be able to get a run in, possibly with Sarah, and enjoy "whiskying" as my grandma used to like to call hanging out in the lodge.
- My runs this week have been less than ideal. I have rearranged my schedule now so that I come in late two days a week to get my runs done in the morning, and then two days a week I am taking a long lunch to get home and get my runs in. It ensures I keep up my training and I can still pull the all nighters that is so common during tax season. I tried this a little bit last year when I was training for the San Diego Rock and Roll marathon but I wasn't consistent about it and ended up going into that race feeling less than prepared. Not this year! I am going to make it work - even if I develop large black circles under my eyes!
- My knees have been killing me when I run. I am dreading my runs right now. And I just can't figure it out. I had knee probs back in H.S. when I played soccer and golf but they hadn't bothered me with my running all these years until the last couple of weeks. They are achy and tight, and they hurt when I strike or kick during my runs. It is also making my legs feel like lead- I just have no "kick" to them. I was thinking it was my quads all tight and pulling on the muscles since the pain goes right over my knee in the patella part but I have been rolling and stretching like a mo-fo and it doesn't seem to be working. Last night I iced but they still feel achy this morning. If I can't get a grasp on this I think I will be heading into my PT guy and see what's up. I don't want to dread the miles right now, but I am. I also don't think it's the mileage as I had a good base going in and have even had a couple of cut back weeks - but you never know! I have to figure this out!
It's Friday! I am going to work a short day and go home, tackle my run and get to bed early as we should be on the road before 5 tomorrow. I am actually excited to run in Tahoe - it's my favorite place in the world :)
So, to all you peeps racing this weekend, especially the Redhead, B.o.B. and Jamoosh, you're gonna rock it out there! Run hard, run fast and above all ENJOY it! You guys are going to do great! And to all my peeps tackling the long run this weekend, good luck and ENJOY it, too! I have just over 7 weeks to Boston and to say I am freaking out is an understatement. Hopefully I will have knees by then! Oh, and I plan on signing up for this next week! You get a medal and another shirt! Sooooo cool!
Happy Friday peeps and Happy Running!!
P.S. Don't forget to take a look at Amanda's great giveaway over at RunToTheFinish for some awesome compression pants - just don't enter, I want to win!