Thursday, October 11, 2012


All week I have felt run down and tired and I haven't been able to snap out of it. Monday I left work early, went home and slept all afternoon. Tuesday, I wanted to call out, but we were having quarterly sales meetings at work, so sales people from around the country were coming in and I had appointments with a few of them. So I had to suck it up!
Worked a late day, went right to bed when I got home. Same thing on Wednesday.....

My long run on Saturday really did a number on me. My left knee has been achy and my right ankle has not been feeling right. I didn't run Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. Wednesday, as tired as I felt, I figured I would go out and test out my legs. A coworker joined me on the run, which was great because he runs a slower pace. It was exactly what  I needed.

After a 4.5 run, my knee felt good, but my ankle was still achy. Not as bad as Sunday, but I can feel still feel it. Luckily for me I have freezer full of ice packs in the fridge at work. I walked around with it the rest of the afternoon.

no one at work questions me any more...

With my marathon being just about 2 weeks away, this is were paranoia starts kicking in. I start  worrying about every single ache and pain I get! 

Am I the only one?? 

I just need to get past 2 "long runs" (12 miler & an 8 miler) before the big day. I have pushed my training past whats been on paper all along, but these last 2 weeks I have to stick the plan. Hopefully get the aches, pains and tiredness out of the way now so I don't have to deal with them come race day.

As for now.... I need a nap.


bobbi said...

you have done ALL the work - your body is telling you to rest and you are smart to listen to it.

you wouldn't be normal if you weren't a little paranoid at this stage. but you are going to do GREAT!

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

Going through the same thing as you right now. LOL.

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

Seems like I get phantom pains before every marathon. You're doing the right thing by not running while injured.

BTW, I like your blog header with the muscle runner!

Char said...

Everyone gets paranoid in those last two weeks. We question everything from our training to our health to our body's integrity. You're doing the right thing by backing off because you're tired. And honestly you've done the work at this stage. If you miss a couple of runs it's not going to make that much difference.