These weeks have been flying by. I was nervous about Ragnar and before I knew where time went it was over and I spent the following days after in a Team Sparkle Hangover… Waking up wondering when I was going to run, sipping nuun at work, eating sharkies for snack time and wearing compression pants under my jeans. I kept thinking TAKE ME BACCCCCK! Alas, it wasn’t as scary as I thought it might be!
My ankle is pretty sore still though, which worries me. This weekend I’m heading to the big P (Pittsburgh to be exact) to tackle the Dick’s Sporting Good Pittsburgh Half Marathon, which will be interesting with a bit of an ankle issue going on. I got this last week and it made everything REAL that I’ll be running again and soon!
It made me so excited for race weekend, even with a bum ankle! Another super exciting piece of my trip is that I get to see my friend Lindsay in Pittsburgh! She recently took a job for the University of Pittsburgh as their assistant volleyball coach and is running the relay with her fellow coaches!! I can’t wait to see her and her new city as well as run the half on Sunday :)
As for the ankle… I have been icing and stretching a lot but still have slight pain in my tendon. I tried to get into my local sports therapy place for some ART but no luck and will have to wait until after my race. I am nervous of the injury but know I don’t have too much time to start rehabbing it now before the race and I have ample time after the race to take care of it and see the doctor. So this weekend will be interesting, and I’ll least I’ll be in a new place with new fun scenery to get me through the miles I’ll be running!
Also – If you haven’t seen the #RunFor Videos, the latest one is another great one! Check them all out here , I’ve been enjoying all the videos so much as the race gets closer and closer! They are all so different and inspiring for many reasons.