My Favorite Quote:

"There is an inner beauty about a woman who believes in herself, who knows she is capable of anything that she puts her mind to. There is a beauty in the strength and determination of a woman who follows her own path, who isn't thrown off by obstacles along the way. There is a beauty about a woman whose confidence comes from experiences; who knows she can fall, pick herself up, and move on."

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hanging In There

Well, I've ramped up to my 14 miler this past week and my injuries have been hanging in there.  If my chiropractor wasn't an endurance athlete, then I'm pretty sure she'd be shaking her head at me and all my running.  But instead, she just asks me about my runs and races.  She did ask me to consider half marathons instead of marathons though - grrr.

So far the knee isn't all I've been dealing with.  I've had my share of MN winter related injuries.  A month ago, I stepped on a chunk of ice while running my 11 miler around Calhoun.  The head of my fibula in my left leg swelled up for almost two weeks.  I backed off running during that time and it healed very quickly. Then during my 12 miler, I twisted my ankle on an icy sidewalk.  I proceeded to run a hard week with my first speed workout and a 14 miler.  I have been icing it daily and my chiro pulled on it today and we heard something pop back into place.  Guess I should have backed off on that one too, but I have a half marathon this weekend and I just couldn't not run.

Now, I am hoping that I get through my half with a respectable sub 2 hour, but not a PR.  I also am hoping the ankle fully heals in the next week or so and I can get back to just having a knee injury to heal.  Good grief!  Snow, it is time to melt and stop freezing on the sidewalks...and City of Eagan, it is time to plow these babies.

I've also decided that I am running Fargo no matter what.  I've been holding back on doing speed workouts and have accepted that there are no PRs to be had this spring.  I'm learning to enjoy my running for the love of it and not the competition, for now anyway :-)