The marathon is happening!
May is here and I’m ready for this month which means longer days, running weather and a break from school! May is packed with lots: dance recital, gymnastics show, marathons, etc and only leads to summer!
On Wednesday I talked with my PT again and he is fine with me running the marathon based on the past couple weeks! I don’t hurt after I run and during it is only a slight tightness for about 10 minutes. I can’t push my pace at all but I can run!
Pre-Marathon Today I will be relaxing with acupuncture and a little yoga to get my legs ready. Plus my focus has been anti-inflammatory foods. Then I need to prep for our drive tomorrow and pre-race meals in a hotel room. And the fun part figuring out what to wear!
Marathon Goals Based on his recommendations and my goals for this year I am not racing, no PRs, probably not even a BQ but that’s okay I am running and I will have fun. Plus the forecast is low 80s so not great weather for someone who trained in highs of 20 the majority of the training cycle. I’m even considering not wearing my watch and throwing on some music. Any song suggestions? Now the hardest part for me will be not racing, letting go of time and just enjoying the run. I am super competitive (in case yo hadn’t figured that out!) and push myself.
Post-Marathon I am all set to meet with the doctor at the clinic with the PT to address more aggressive plans and get me a good treatment option so I am back 100% for the fall and beyond. This may include stem cell or PRP injections, yikes! But after 2 years of this I’m okay with that.
Happy Friday! What are your weekend plans? Linking up with Jill for Fitness Friday