These ladies rocked the race and I’m sad I didn’t get to participate. On a happy note, Madeline, Katie and I had a great time introducing our babies to each other! Note: it is really hard to get three babies looking in the same direction.
I’ve been dealing with knee issues for over a year. And when I say “dealing with” I mean “ignoring.” When I wrote this post, I was still thinking that I could pull off running the Army Ten Miler but after having knee pain and soreness following a three mile run, I had to be realistic. I couldn’t run the race and I really needed to see a doctor and start physical therapy to fix my knee.
PT started this morning and as it turns out, all of my problems are coming from my incredibly tight IT band. The physical therapist said that my IT band and quad are so tight that they have meddled together. So the goal is to loosen them up, strengthen the muscles and then maintain the conditioning. It’s going to involve a lot of stretching, foam rolling and strengthening exercises. I’m excited to have a plan and am looking forward to no knee pain!
With all of this is mind, I want another goal to work towards during therapy. I ran the Jingle All the Way 10K 6 years ago and it was a lot of fun! This year it’s been reduced to an 8K and I think that is a doable distance to aim for after therapy. So that’s my goal—Jingle All the Way 8K on December 9th.
Who wants to run with me??
(Katie, I’m looking at you!