If you read my previous post (When Your Run Doesn't Go as Planned), then you know my run this weekend wasn't my best. In fact, it left me pretty sore. I had tenderness all afternoon on Saturday, and most of the day Sunday, I was sore in my hamstring area.
Today, I'm walking without pain, and I was able to do lunges without discomfort. I haven't tried running yet. I plan to run either this evening (probably not happening since I have zero energy in the evenings) or early morning tomorrow. I will have a better idea of how sore I am once I start running.
But it got me to thinking that maybe I should
bail on the Capital 10 Miler race in the next couple of weeks. It seems like I can run 5-6 without too much discomfort, but as I'm trying to increase my distance, I'm feeling more discomfort. Should I bail? Should I push through? Is this pain or just muscle soreness from the muscle being used again? Am I just being paranoid?
If you've ever been injured, then I think you can identify with how I am feeling. It's scary. It's sometimes hard to know when to back off or push through.
I was talking to Hubby this morning about the race. (We also have a scheduling conflict, and I don't want my son to miss an event). Hubby suggested that I run the race, and he will take Lil Man to the event. I can join them later if I finish the race in time. That issue is resolved.
So what's a girl to do?
I think I will go with my original plan and do the race. I feel that I can run at least half of the distance, and then I can run/walk the rest to finish. (Or that's my hope).
I really hope that I don't second guess every racing decision that I make this year.
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