Getting ready for race day

31 Mar

I’m registered for the race

My hotel is reserved. 

This is happening, I don’t care how bad my knee hurts! 

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For the past 2 weeks my weekday workouts have concentrated on rehabilitating my knee.  Stretching and myofascial release, strengthening of glutes and hips, ultrasound, iontophoresis with a steriod medication, and biking.  Last weekend I jogged 2 miles on new shoes with knee pain and the next day jogged 6 miles with really bad knee pain.  No running this weekend. I’ll jog some at some point this week and see what happens.  If I were my athlete, I would have sent me to the doctor by now.  But we all know we are our worst patients, and I’m not planning on an xray until after the race.  If I have a terrible time with the run I’ll go after that.  I don’t suspect it to be anything more than severe overuse, but I suppose there’s an off chance of a stress fracture. Blah. 

This week will be more of the same. I just finished a yoga workout. I’ll continue my stretching and myofascial release, some light strengthening, less calisthenics. I’ll continue taking Aleve twice a day and do my worst!  I’m excited to be in Florida along the coast, wind in my hair! I’m just going to focus on the positives and forget the 13.1 for a while!  I’m so nervous! 

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One Response to “Getting ready for race day”

  1. shannon March 31, 2013 at 11:30 pm #

    I am freaking out!!!! Seriously, don’t think I’ll sleep at all this week! Hold me and tell me its all gonna be okay, Gina. 😉

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