The LA Marathon is 18 days away on March 18th. I am signed up. I joined a running a group in June and have been training to not only get back into shape but to run 26.2 miles. During my training I have run 3 more half marathons and have shaved 9 minutes off my first post surgery half marathon time. I have two 20 mile runs under my belt. I ran 18 miles in the rain, the only time it rained that weekend. I bought a hot pink fuel pack and watch. I have learned to stay hydrated and fueled during long runs. I even broke a board at my sorority's national convention with the goal of running the LA Marathon on it. On all accounts I am prepared to rock this run. This run that is a marathon but not until March 2012...
|I wasn't kidding about the broken board!|
Now that it is March, I am so nervous about this race. It is all I can think about. I apologize to my friends and family because it is all I can talk about as well. I am also dealing with a knee issue. Not a running injury but a falling on my knee almost doing the splits on Ventura Blvd. during rush hour issue (completely sober, I must add). A I am glad no one stopped to asked if I was OK fall, but a surprised no one said anything fall. A pretend everything is OK at the CAB meeting but praying there is no blood soaking through your jeans fall. A lump the size of a golf ball on my knee fall which is resulting in not being able to walk/run without pain issue. I have not run since Sunday, I am taking Traumeel and icing my knee constantly. Yesterday I went all day without pain, today I wore boots with a slight heel and welcome back knee pain.
Right now I am glad it is only March 1st. I have two weeks to not wear cute shoes and heal my knee. I have weeks of work, school and birthday celebrations for friends between now and the race. How did March get here to fast though? If feels like I just called the resident doctor cute to his face while not wearing any makeup, with my glasses and hospital gown on thinking 'oh yeah, marathon next year - totally!'.