Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The First of a Few Updates: Running

Oh Lawdy it’s been awhile since I posted! Grad school has been killing me! Add in any type of social time and/or relaxation and I have been swamped! I’m going to update y’all over the next few days and then hopefully I’ll be all caught up!

Today’s update: Running

As y’all know I’m training for my first half marathon in November. I’m really looking forward to running the half and transition into my next running phase by doing longer events.
So all was going great…

Yay 7 am! Love starting out the day with running!…

And then this happened:

I FELL! I was going to let in my friend Amanda who was coming to help me bake before the first football game of the season when I fell as hard as I could on my right knee. There was an inch of water in our entryway!! The apartment complex decided to power wash the exterior of the buildings and water had leaked all into the entryway and about 8 inches onto our carpet. Aside from the fact that I was not thrilled about the water all over the place, my knee swelled within seconds. Literally. So we took pictures, filed a report with the apartment, got in contact with the property’s insurance, etc. Forgetting about the legal logistics for the moment, I was furious because I’m training for a half! Luckily I didn’t endure too much pain. Since this happened on a Thursday, I did not run again until the following Wednesday. My knee felt ok, the run was awesome, but the soreness definitely came back pretty quickly post-run/shower. I’ve had to take it easy for a few weeks. My knee is still bruised and sensitive and occasionally stiff, but generally it feels pretty normal.

My legs look really weird in that picture…I swear they don’t look like that in real life…

I’ve had several great runs including before tailgating on Saturday:

Yay Go State!
I had a blister that I thought had healed but I guess not! It bled right through my shoe!

Sick. I should prob clean my shoe. Today I wore a band-aid haha!
Today I ran an awesome 5.25 miles before work.
Extremely glamorous self portrait at 6:45 am.

And post 5-ish miles! I’m so thrilled to be back to my routine! Although this picture doesn’t look like I am excited…
Sweet mascara raccoon eyes.
Happy Wednesday! Only 2 more days till football the weekend!

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  1. Lord Have Mercy! That bloody shoe is awful girl. Hope your knees feel better soon.

  2. oh my goodness!! I'm so sorry about your knee and yikes that blister!!

    You rock! ha i need some motivation to get back on the workout train!

  3. You are a running rockstar....but that picture of you bleeding through your shoe makes me not want to run..ever. Keep on truckin'!