I hope you all had a safe New Year’s Eve! We stayed home and enjoyed some family traditions like movie watching, video game playing, and eating lots of snacks, drinks and other goodies! We watched the Minions again. Love that movie, it’s so funny!
I was going to tell you about some running goals I had for 2016, and maybe some resolutions, but something happened today and I have to apologize in advance that I am just going to rant instead! So let me give you the back story… as you know, I’m into the first few weeks of my marathon training for the Glass City Marathon. I had that hip issue, and was excited that with some smart thinking, and some restrain, my hip issue was starting to be a faint memory. Sure, it was still a little tight here and there, but nothing that bothered me when I ran, or got up from a chair (like it had in the past).
I was able to get all of my runs in that were on my training plan. I did a little shuffling of my workouts and had a 10 mile run planned for today (Jan 1st). Our family was also going to run a 5K, the Hangover Classic, which was conveniently located 1 mile from our house (which means we can’t miss it!!). I was going to run 7 miles with a friend before the race, but unfortunately she was not feeling good so I was on my own. Surprisingly, I actually opted to run OUTSIDE in the slightly gusty, cold weather instead of hitting my treadmill. Yeah me!!
I was pretty proud of myself for getting out there, and my pace was pretty decent at 8:47 overall. I was just running “comfortably”, so not too shabby! Within an hour of getting home from my run, the family headed over to the race start. My husband was racing it, but I was just going to take it easy and run with my kids. Well, run with my son because my daughter took off at the start.
My son and I were happily cruising along on the race course. I thought this was a perfect run because I knew I wasn’t going to be running fast. I had decided a few weeks ago that I wasn’t going to do any speedwork until my hip is all better. We even took a couple walk breaks. No problem! When we reached the end, the clock ticked down from 27:58 and my son picked up the pace to a sprint. Getting caught up in the moment, I went into sprint mode too! Guess what? At my last step on the finish line, my hip muscle had a SHARP pain! Just like the pain that had stopped me in my tracks last week when I tried to do speedwork. OMG, %$###^**^&@!!! I was just not thinking. And then the tears came. I kid you not, I knew that was a stupid thing to do and I pretty much just set my recovery back a week or so. There was NO reason at all for me to be racing this thing. stupid. stupid. stupid!
So there you have it. I messed up, and wasn’t thinking. Back to icing my hip and limping around for no good reason. Alan did great, and got 1st masters male – and 2nd overall! Other than that, there were no age group awards, but my daughter and son were both happy with their times.
Hopefully I will get back on track super soon with a bit of rehab (icing, rest, etc).
Q: Did you go out for New Year’s Eve or stay home?
Q: Have you seen any good movies lately?
We saw Star Wars this week. It was awesome!!!!
Q: Anyone else trying to get healthy from any running injuries?