Saturday I ran half #14, the Noblesville Mini Marathon.
My Friday started off with a delicious breakfast at Wild Eggs with a friend. I had heard about this restaurant for years, and how good it was. It did not disappoint. We split a breakfast burrito and a pitcher of the best mimosa's I've ever had.
I stopped at the expo and while I was waiting in line to get my packet, I heard someone call my name. It was my girl, Kimberly. She was there promoting the Boom Shakalaka Half. (Which is a night run, and sounds like a blast!! I just might have to sign up for it...)
The course was beautiful, ran through what seemed like several parks and lots of shaded areas, which was nice once the sun came out.
I never run with pacers, but during the race I decided to stay with the 2:30 pacer. I actually loved running with her. There were times I felt like I could run faster, but I knew that slowing down and keeping an even pace would really help me out.
Well, I'm not sure what happened to her, but around mile 8 (I think?) she slowed WAY down, and started walking a lot. She looked like she was in pain.
I decided to pass her. I tried to stay at the same pace I had been going, and really thought I would make the 2:30 time, but I ended up with 2:35. Somewhere along the way I must've slowed down.
But that's ok, I was super happy with my time anyway! (I didn't see the pacer again, even at the finish line. I hope she was ok.)
I drove 3 hours back to KY, and spent the rest of the afternoon helping to get everything ready for my sister's wedding. It was beautiful and amazing, I'll have pictures soon. But I was on my feet for at least 7 hours. I was in charge of the food and desserts, so it was pretty crazy, and I only sat down once for a few minutes.
So there was no resting the knee!
I woke up Sunday morning and couldn't bend or straighten it out, cannot put any pressure on it (so I'm limping around), and I have a nice little knot on the side of my knee. I did ice and elevate it, so it doesn't hurt then. :)
I'm going to wait a few days and hope it all subsides, without going to the dr...again.
I checked with Dr Google, and just can't figure out what I could've done to it. I've been doing a lot of races lately, but I don't feel like I'm pushing myself too hard, and it's not like I'm new to this. But it is my 'bad' knee, so maybe it finally had too much and couldn't take anymore.
I have ONE more half, in 2 weeks. The Niagara Falls women's half. If I can just get through that one, then I have no more until September. I'm begging my knee to just get me through one more race!
Linking up today with my friend Tara, at Running 'N Reading for the weekend update.
Has anyone had something similar to my injury?
What are your Memorial Day plans?My Wisconsin sister, her hubby and kiddos are coming over. I plan on snuggling with my precious 3 week old nephew all day long.