Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fun weekend and is ready to make this a great week!
My weekend started with an early morning run Friday. I wanted to get my 12 miles done on home turf before heading to the HOT side of the state.
I got it done, and the good news is there was only a little knee pain the last few miles. But, I also picked a route that ended with 2 to 3 miles of nothing but hills. So, I wasn’t too concerned about the knee pain. I was kind of dreading this run because 12 miles is a lot of miles to run totally alone, for me anyway. I’m a social runner for sure and have learned through this training cycle that I would rather run with a friend, so was not super excited about this last long run. But, you know what…I LOVED it! I didn’t get bored with my own thoughts, I never once thought about stopping and walking or cutting the run short, and my first thought when I got back to my car was “that was no big deal”!
Then I started crying. Mostly because I was able to run 12 miles period. There was a stretch there that I didn’t know if the knee would even let me hit the start line for this race. To run 12, still be on track for a PR, and enjoy doing it alone got to me.
It worked out well that we were driving to E WA again this weekend (last trip over for a while!) because my Dad did a quick rescue treatment on the knee and took care of the little bit of knee pain I was having. I’m pretty sure the ice bath I took helped as well.
Sky is a great little road tripper and usually is very happy reading books, singing, talking to us, and staring out the window. But, sometimes a girl just needs to learn How To Train Your Dragon to be happy in life.