Salted Caramel Gu & My Knee Had Other Plans

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My whole week was planned out. I had my Salted Caramel GU… Sunday was my typical long run day… I was going to do a 30 minute jog Monday, run Wednesday & Thursday at lunch. Rest Friday/Saturday, race Sunday.

My knee had other plans.

I switched up what wrap I was using on my knee before my long run in an attempt to kind of take care of things instead of just the IT band strap. I definitely should’ve stuck with the IT band strap. Somewhere around an hour into my run my knee gave out completely.

I tried walking.

That didn’t work.

I tried running.

That REALLY didn’t work.

Eventually my husband picked me up and I was in tears the rest of the way home and had a very sore knee.

Then Plans Change....

I decided to take some time and rest this week. Overall my knee has felt better and there has been lots of ice involved. Today I went for my lunch time run and decided to do the 30 minute run.

Lunch Run

My knee made it almost the whole way through without acting up. It did get a little sore towards the very end but I in turn have convinced myself my 5k this weekend will be fine.

Luckily we’re on a few “easy weeks” for the half marathon training. I’m hoping to just rest up and let whatever needs to rest take care of itself.

Salted Caramel Gu

Oh and whoever said that Salted Caramel GU was the best…. I tried it today and I’m not so sure about that, but to each his own. I’ll run with it for now. I just bought an 8 pack. It kind of makes me want a Salted Caramel Mocha from Starbucks though… That probably offsets the miles I ran though this week, huh? 

Fingers crossed for a better week next week. 

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