This week’s training schedule…
So today’s run was 1.5 miles at my favorite trail, Breakwater.
(sorry my pictures are lame… iPhone doesn’t take the best pictures)
I finished 1.5 miles in 15:54, a 10:36 pace, which is 2 seconds faster than last Tuesday’s 1.5 mile. I have really enjoyed this Spring Training. I’m learning to give every run everything I have. Why shouldn’t I anyway? I feel like I spent most of my half-marathon training just worrying about getting it done. Now I’m concentrating on stride and pace, and I’m working my hardest to improve every time.
But I have a confession… you may or may not have noticed I never posted about going to the doctor about my knee pain. That’s because I didn’t. I started reading ways to help myself, and I plan on starting the exercises Caitlin recommends to strengthen my knee. Now I know I need to see a doctor, but every one I called told me I needed to see a primary care physician first. Believe it or not, I don’t have one. Why? I haven’t needed one for well over 10 years. So, I was going to go to a PCP here, but I’m moving in a month. So I’m getting my health insurance in place in Florida, and then I’ll see a doctor when I get there. But for now, I’m icing after every run for 20 minutes, taking anti-inflammatory meds, and I’m not running long distances. The pain is dull. If it gets worse, I’ll rethink my strategy.
So there… I said it.
Speaking of moving, I got a quote today for the move. To pack the truck, drive my stuff to Florida, and unpack the truck= $3150. Does this seem out-friggin-rageous to you?!?! Yeah? I thought so. I got a few other quotes for about half. But it’s going to be cheaper to rent a truck, drive it ourselves, have friends help me pack the truck, and hire movers to unpack the heavy stuff in Orlando. Sound like a good plan?
Yesterday’s post was about some of the Biggest Losers running Boston. From what I know, they did not qualify but they did fundraising to get there. Here are some of their times:
Ali Vincent– 5:53:27
Rebecca Meyer– 5:49:01
Mark Kruger– 3:37:55 (WOW!)
Jay Kruger– 5:10:14
Danny Cahill– 5:08:47
Tracey Yukich– 6:08:59
How amazing are they?!?!
Good night, bloggies!