Training Update: Week #13

Hi Everyone! I went to the sport doctor last week, and he worked on my leg. My knee basically tracks in the wrong direction when I run, which is caused by weak muscles in my hips and causes all sorts of other issues. I plan to go back until the marathon and hope I can get through it with the problem at least better, if not solved! Today I ran over 6 miles without stopping which is the most I’ve been able to do in a long time, so I’m happy with it. I finished my “long run”/workout on the bike.

I realized something important today. I CAN get through the pain when I need to. I don’t want to push myself too hard before the race, but I know that motivation plus adrenaline will definitely allow me to run though the pain and finish the marathon.

This race is so important to me, and I’m still not sure why. I hate setting goals for myself that I can’t complete, and that’s definitely part of it. I also love running, and though my injury, I thin I forgot that at some point. I dread going for runs because it hurts, and what a shame that is to turn something I did for fun and exercise into something I’m scared to do. So today while I was running, I just ignored it and thought about how beautiful it was today. The leaves are changing color, it was sunny and bright, and I was happy. I enjoyed my 6 miles, and realized that if I just have fun, then the 26.2 miles will be exactly what I wanted them to be.

Thanks for reading!

xoxo Kasey

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