Alright, I’m totally behind here with my posting! After my long run this week of 12 miles, I iced my knee up then finished super packing for a kick ass fourth of July weekend with friends out in Connecticut. Man, I miss Connecticut… maybe some day we’ll move back.
Anyway, I did it! Ran the 12 miles and felt good doing it!
I’m pretty pysched! Here’s the break-down of it from my Garmin.
I started out pretty slow because I couldn’t wake up. Seriously, mornings are so hard for me ever since I’ve had kids! It’s pretty wild and has thrown my husband completely off too.
I took one GU Energy gel although after I ran my husband, my “trainer” (ha!) said I should have taken another one. Oh well, I was feeling good and strong so I just pushed through at the end! I maintained a pretty decent pace too.
Also, I broke out the KT Tape for my run which totally helped out! I could feel it support my knee when it wanted to stiffen up and then it was back to normal. It worked amazingly!
The tape help up pretty well, and I kept it on for a few more after. You can wear it for up to five days but I have a feeling it wouldn’t last much more than a couple. Still, love that stuff and am so glad my girl friend recommended it to me. After running, I of course I iced my knee and then got into a groove to get ready for Connecticut.
I made rose sangria! I’ll have to do a separate post on our weekend but let’s just say it went fast!
Next weekend in is the Boilermaker 15K race in Utica. I head out the night before with a friend. I’m pretty excited, and I hope to do well! It fits in perfectly with my training plan for the half marathon. I just need to remember to NOT get caught up in all of it, or I won’t make it to the end!! It will be good practice for the half but, eeek! My biggest race yet!
It’s time to get back into a groove tonight, with a run and some yoga!