Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lucky Leprechaun

After many chiropractor and PT appointments my shoulder is almost back to normal. It's taken a lot of time and icing to get it this good. The real test will be if I can make it through the next 3 days of work. 

The best part about having my shoulder be a little better is I got to run the Lucky Leprechaun 8k with my friend. She just got back into running after a long off period. I was so proud of her and we had a ton of fun! 
Not the best pic but runselfies are tough! 
She did great barely walked at all and she informed me as we crossed the finish that that was the farthest she's ever run! Way to go Sarah!!!

I'm into a new week of training and did my first tempo run today after being injured went really well. I was able to maintain 8.5 mile pace for the 2 tempo miles and felt great. With a WU mile 2 .5 mile recoveries in between and a .5 mi CD total 4.5 I'm ready for the day! 

Have a great Wednesday!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Marine Corp Marathon and this darn shoulder

There are not enough hours in the day to get all the stuff I need to do done! Even one more hour would suffice. Sigh. Despite that I've been keeping to my training plan like a rockstar until it all came to a screeching hault this week.

"I did something stupid about a month ago." That's exactly what I said to my chiropractor as I explained how I injured my shoulder. Do any of you know Menards it's like Home Depot. Anyway I was moving huge rolls of remnant carpets trying to find a deal and a good color. I suddenly felt a tweak in my shoulder. Like most people I ignored it. When it still hurt the next day I iced, stretched and ran. I went on like this for a month until it got so bad this Tuesday I couldn't breath without pain. Dumb.  

So this week I've iced every hour, visited the chiropractor twice, and tried to rest as much as possible. Which has meant no running. It's made me a little depressed. I'm 5 weeks away from my race.  This needs to get better. I'm praying it does. 

On the upside I got this email yesterday 
Horaay!!! My first marathon since 2004. I can't believe it. My hotel and flight are booked. It'll be my first time traveling alone to a place where I don't have family waiting. It's going to be epic. I also get to hang with Adrianne from So excited.

One race at a time though. So for now I'll keep icing and resting and trying not to go loony toons while waiting to run.