Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Takin' a break...

For those of your that have been reading since January, or those who have been keeping up, I've been striving really hard to prepare myself for this half-marathon. In January I couldn't run a full mile at my 12 minute pace, so I've come a long way to be able to go 12 miles jogging the whole time. I've also been able to keep pretty close to 12 minute miles by just pacing myself and feeling it.

Well part of the reason I keep up with my schedule is the blog. If I don't do my long runs or I don't post about completing the half-marathon at the end of the month, I think a few of you might be wondering what happened. And I'm a people pleaser so I want to make sure I do it, and the blog holds me accountable.

However, what I am learning more about along my journey to being a runner is that I need to listen to my body (and it's not easy to hear sometimes). Since my long run on Sunday my left knee has been a bit sore. I don't think I have an injury, but I did take a fall at the end of my run (yeah I'm a bit of a klutz) and I went down on my knee. So today I took another day off from running, and I feel guilty though I know I shouldn't feel guilty. I'm so close to the half-marathon so I'm not willing to take any chances.

I'm also considering some new goals for after the half-marathon, but I'm still weighing it all out because life is a bit hectic right now with the kitchen remodel.

Have a great night!

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