It’s the last Friday of the month and that means it’s time for a Runfessions post with Marcia. Not even Black Friday can stop these baring of the soles (souls) posts. What’s an injured runner to do for a Runfessions post? I am going to use it to whine a little. Here it goes.
Runfessions Black Friday Edition
I Runfess…It’s been 5 weeks since my last run. That is like 5 months in “runner time”. I am doing everything I can to speed up my healing from PT exercises to cupping to dry needling to infrared heat. I am feeling a lot better 80% maybe? But honestly, wow am I frustrated and a little sad that I missed my favorite season to run in.
I Runfess…I had a DNS on a 10K a few weeks ago, I am missed my favorite Turkey Trot and obviously won’t be able to run the 15K I signed up for next weekend. Right now, I am thinking about walking a holiday 5K next weekend with some ladies from our MRTT walking group. I think it will make me feel like I am in the race atmosphere with the holiday hoopla. Funny, we don’t celebrate Christmas (as we are Jewish) but I love the whole holiday dressing up for races thing. Plus, I think my Garmin misses me.
I Runfess…After telling the PT this week that I am feeling a lot better, we agreed that I would try a test “run” on Sunday. He said that I can try 40/20 intervals. So that means 40 seconds of running with 20 seconds of walking. Sounds almost silly to get all suited up in winter gear for that but I am excited about it. I miss all of my running friends! So stay tuned to see how it goes on Sunday.
I Runfess…Next week is the Cherry Blossom 10 miler lottery for the April race. Who knows what my status will be but I am entering. Anyone else? We had so much fun last year and it was a blast having Kim and Linda stay with me.