Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I will not freak out

I will not freak out
I will not freak out
I will not freak out

So this is Tuesday and my Half Marathon is Sunday.  Tic Tac Tic Tac....

Yesterday went for 3 miles on the TM, it was 95 out by 9 I was a wuss, I went to the gym.   It was ok, calf were a little stiff..I had weird pain in my groin...like an electric shock or something...it went away while running...I would get it only when walking yesterday during the day.  This morning I did not have that anymore (stretch a lot last night) but I had some pain in my left Achilles.  Never had that before.  I stretch religiously.  I ice religiously also because well I am 42.  So I had 3 miles at HM pace to do.  We had a very cool 84 degrees this morning so I went outside.  I felt fine DURING my run.  AFTER the run not so much.  It is not sharp pain but it is enough to worry me a little.  I iced it 2x 20 min.  It is not swollen. 

I will not freak out. 
I will be smart and rest tomorrow and do 2 miles on Thursday. 
Rest Friday and Saturday and hope for the best on Sunday.

I will not freak out
I will not freak out
I will not freak out

Yesterday I got my bib number.  I realized that I never sent my better time from the OC race to be placed in a different coral.  I sent the time from my first Half when I registered and I forgot to send the other one to have it changed.  Oh well no big deal I guess, its not like I would have been placed in coral A with the speedy runners!

I will not freak out
I said that already....I know...

14 comments:

Amanda@runninghood said...

Good luck girl! Yes, just take it easy these next few days and fill your mind and body with lots of calming and positive thoughts and visions and you'll be all set on Sunday!

Emz said...

You've. FREAKing. Got. This. Nooooo freaking out!!
Be thinking of you Saturday!!

Kate said...

You will NOT freak out. You've done the work. You can't control whatever crazy thing the weather or your body throws at you. You're going to wake up excited on race morning, everything is going to go great, you're going to do awesome. Excited for you! :)

Tricia said...

Not only will you not freak out, you will have a FANTASTIC time!! Good luck!

Carrie said...

Don't freak out! You've got a good plan. Everything will go great.

Fruit Fly said...

I think I am corral B - judging from things I saw on facebook earlier.

I will start freaking out pretty soon. But you? You will NOT freak out!! ;)

Terzah said...

You have a good plan! Definitely don't freak out. You are going to do great!!I can't wait to read about it.

The Unexpected Runner said...

You are ready. You've GOT this! You will not freak out!

Michael said...

Why do we always get some kind of weird random injury right before a big race???? You are right though, don't freak out. Even if you don't run another mile before your race you will be just FINE! Give you body the time to rest. You've already put in the training time. You are READY and PREPARED and you will fee GREAT on race day! Good luck!

Anne said...

Just take good care and you will be great on Sunday!!! :)

Laura said...

Don't freak!! It is an energy and mojo sucker. You will be awesome!

Nelly said...

Bummer on the random pains popping up now.

Here is an achilles stretch that I saw in the blogs I check. I do this stretch pretty much every time I run as part of my stretching routine (I usually use a curb instead)
http://runnergirltraining.blogspot.com/2011/08/achilles-stretch-video.html

Take it easy the next few days and good luck on the race!

Colleen said...

Freaking out wastes precious energy! :)

You are going to rock the race. Keep repeating that!

Black Knight said...

Good luck on sunday, I am sure you will get another PB. I can bet: if you don't get it I will send to you a t-shirt from Italy!
An advice: I had pain in my groin and I solved the problem wearing only during my workouts the slip for hernia.