Sunday, May 13, 2012

First 5k

This upcoming Saturday is my first 5k. I ran a couple in the past (a Turkey Trot one Thanksgiving and a Breast Cancer one in High School), but this is my first one recently. It will be down in Encinitas with a little health expo downtown to follow. I got the reminder email yesterday (with check-in times and locations) and I am getting pretty pumped for it.

Right now I am saying that I want to be under 30 minutes for my 5k (but in my head I am actually saying a lower time, but just don't want to be disappointed if I don't hit it). The BIG bummer this is that I really have no idea if I will be able to train this week, due to my knee, so my next run may just been the race next week.

Last Wednesday I had tweaked my knee. I still ran on it on Saturday, but after that decided I needed to take a break. I actually took the week off running and didn't start up again until yesterday morning. The knee seemed fine during the week, just doing normal things like waking and taking the stairs, but yesterday morning I could tell it was not back to 100%.

I am slightly nervous (and actually really frustrated) that if I can't figure out what is going on that I might not be able to keep up with my training for my half marathon. I had a slight breakdown last night about it, but hopefully we will be able to figure some options out (like a brace, compression socks, etc) to get me back on track.

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