So, it’s been a while since I’ve updated. I’ve had a mess of things going on in my life personally, as well as trying to get trained up for the marathon. It hasn’t been easy but I finally feel like things have settled out.
The past 3 weeks have been great training-wise. I’ve worked out my blister situation, and aside from the fact that I still get them they don’t hurt any longer. The past few weeks have all been about hill training and figuring out how to add in hills into the workout without falling apart. I’ve felt that I’ve done pretty good with it. Last week though, I pulled my back muscle a bit much at the gym– like hobbling around and not doing any running for the week issues. I visited the chiropractor (my first visit ever), but generally I’ve just tried to ice it a lot, stretch, and be as gentle as I can.
I feel antsy about not running at all though. Like perhaps I’m screwing myself over by not doing anything? Or that my event day performance is going to be completely trashed by not running for this week. I do feel better though– my calves have had a chance to heal up, and I currently don’t have any blisters. My knees don’t hurt, and my quads are working normally– that is to say, they don’t ache and burn when I walk. I need to get back into it this week.
I also tried to quit the team. There’s a financial component that I wasn’t feeling comfortable with hitting externally or taking on my own plate. Luckily, my team stepped forward and isn’t letting me quit. We’re trying some group fundraising ideas, and I’m hopeful they’ll work before race day. Hoping to get some more data up here soon, but no promises. As always, you can donate by clicking the link abovee