Friday, January 22, 2016

Throwing Advice to the Wind

My leg is still bothering me a lot, but I'm running tomorrow's F^3 Half Marathon despite the pain. 

Yes, I am well aware that this isn't the smartest move. Yes, I know that I could cause more damage to whatever is going on with my leg. Yes, I know I am being foolish to run with an injury. What can I say? I'm incredibly stubborn. 

I picked up my packet yesterday - my bib number, a drawstring bag, a coupon, and some number clips. Apparently the race shirt and hat will only be available for pick up AFTER the race.

Even though I'm running against the advice of many people, I'm going to do my best to do so as safely as possible, considering the circumstances. I've been focusing on cross training this week and running very little to try to give my leg a little bit of rest. And I've abandoned the hope of a PR at my first race of 2016 because I'll be running slower than usual. I'll also be doing run/walk intervals during the race, running for only five minutes and then walking for one minute. 

I'm not sure if I've ever been this worried about a race before. I always get pre race jitters, but this feeling is different, somehow. I will, of course, let you know what happens. 

Wish me luck! 

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