I might have mentioned you know, once or twice, on this blog that I recently ran the ING New York Marathon and scored a big PR.
OK, I know I mention it alot. But it’s a pretty big deal to me.
After taking the week off from running, first from muscle soreness and then from a cold, I was quite eager to hit the road again. Whenever I don’t run for more than a day or two I start to get antsy, so you can only imagine what a week off was doing to me.
Since my Garmin is in Miami now (somehow my mom ended up with it post-race. I blame “marathon brain.” It’s a scientifically-proven condition), I headed out for my first run watch-less. I figured it was better that way, anyways. No need to worry about pace at this point. It was a balmy 65 degrees outside, and I was ready to go.
The first steps felt great. But sadly, it was all downhill from there. First my body felt incredibly itchy, which usually happens to me after some time off. Once my skin calmed down after the first mile or so, my right knee (the one that was bothering me during the marathon) started talking to me. By mile 2, my knee was screaming at me. By mile 2.5, I was done.
So now it’s back to this for a while.
|I know, I live the glamorous life.|
Luckily, I already I have a flight booked to go home next week for Thanksgiving, so I can see my physical therapist then. In the meantime, I hope I can at least get in some more cross-training this week. All this rest is starting to make me go stir crazy!