Two Weeks to Go! Time to Taper!

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I have been absent from the blog for the most part lately. Oops! I’ve been hanging out on Facebook but I have not been able to find time to sit down and blog.

Plus, I’ll be honest I don’t have a lot of running to talk about. More on that later.

We are two weeks from the half and I’m super excited but nerves are kicking in!

So why have I been MIA? Two main reasons.

1. About a month ago my husband and I decided to put our house up for sale. Huge decision and in the long run the right one but that has resulted in chaos, packing, cleaning & realtors starting from the time work ends to the time I go to bed.

I’ve been doing my runs that I can at lunch at work. It actually has worked out really well and I’m excited to try and keep motivated to run at lunch through winter.

2. With that being said I’ve only been doing 1-2 runs a week for this month. After Race for the Cure my knee has been hurting & I figured out that it’s my IT band. I’ve been trying to rest for the most part and spend time with my foam roller at night.

Last Sunday I celebrated my birthday with a piece of cake for breakfast and a 7.1 mile run. It felt so good to be out there that I was able to completely ignore the fact that my knee was shooting pains down my leg. Fun, right? I guess sometimes the freedom of a run just gets ya going!

I took the rest of the week off (rest days, driving me NUTS friends…. NUTS!) and have been spending my evenings with my foam roller. Not the same as a run. At all.

Today was my last “long” run before the half. 105 minutes. Nailed it!

I decided that I was better off pacing myself around 9:15-9:20. That really helped my legs hold up a little longer and energy wise I felt good.

Leave it to me to get cocky with myself and pick up the pace around 9.5 miles. My knee did pinch and started to hurt when I got around 8:55 pace. I decided I’m better off staying at 9:15!

I felt good overall, sore now but it felt like a good run. Two weeks to go. Time to taper!

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