We are back from a wonderful vacation in Washington DC.
I have a lot to say about Washington.
All of it is good.
I LOVE that city.
I was so impressed with everything I saw.
Everything was better than I thought it would be. Well except the humidity!
I took more than 900 pictures. :)
I will post a few of them this week...
I am very behind on blog reading and commenting....I am sorry. I will catch up.
If we are friends on instagram than we are good.
Do you have instagram? If we are not friends...let me know how I can find you. You can find me there: carotabi.
Back to DC....there are a lot of runners in that town!
At any hour of the day you can be sure to see some in the streets, even in the crazy hot and humid weather and most of them did not even carry water....CRAZY folks.
Every time we would pass one I said the same thing "It should be ME".
I will not lie, it was very tempting to cheat and try to see if I could run.
But I didn't do it.
We did a lot of walking during our vacation.
If you have been to Washington you know that its a place to visit on foot.
We did not rent a car.
We walked 7 to 8 miles per day.
My kids were awesome. Zero complaining.
They walked like champs!
We went everywhere and we saw as much as we could see.
I wore my orthotics 4 out of the 5 days. The first day, I was very sore. I wore them for half of the day. I felt the most pain in my right hip (the knee that is injured is the left one).
For the rest of the days I wore them the whole time. I did not have pain in my knees but my hip was sore and I also had back pain. The PT did say I could have back pain. Maybe I wore them for too many miles...I am not sure. Going to PT tomorrow.
Yesterday I got on my treadmill.
Just to walk.
I figured it is OK, I walked every day last week so I should just keep it up....right?
I walked just 3 miles....I almost ran....almost...I took 2 steps...and I stopped.
I thought karma would come back to hit me in the butt....if I don't listen to the Dr and the PT.
I decided to follow orders and wait for the OK.
Last time I saw the PT, she said that I should be able to run one mile when I get back from my trip. That is this week.
I am nervous.
I want to run. I do.
I am afraid that it will still hurt. I know I will be waiting for the pain to show up.
I know that I will not know if I am OK without actually trying.
I know I am not making any sense...I want to run but I don't want to try...
Here's the thing: I want to run and know for sure it will be pain free.
What? Too much to ask?
Yesterday I had a DNS.
My second one.
This was supposed to be my PR race.
I was a little grumpy in the morning....
On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
WWII Memorial (Lincoln Memorial in the background)