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March 17, 2011

three things thursday

1. Texas - In one word, Texas has been amazing.  By far, it's been the best trip I've taken down here. Camping in my dad's RV, long runs and longer runs, short runs and manicures, staying in my pj's until 2 and having breakfast brought to me on the couch, it's been so good to finally relax in the middle of this crazy semester. In fact, I've been relaxing so much, I haven't taken a single picture since I've been down here and I leave in about 6 hours. Oops. But seriously, it's been awesome.

2. Hamstring - I *did something* to my hamstring. I'm not sure what. Saturday, I went for an 11 mile run that turned into 6 because I kind of forgot that it's hot in Texas. Sunday, I woke up early and finished off that 11 miles. I felt fine afterward and even remembered that I could ride a bike later that afternoon with my sister. Monday morning, I woke up and I was hurting. I spent the day stretching and thought it was just soreness from the long run. Tuesday, I went for an easy 3 miles with my older sister and felt fine until I got home. I had my dad's trainer look at it and he taped me up with some KT Tape (even though I have mixed feelings about KT Tape, especially in regards to the people who work for them) and sent me on my way. My brother threw a heating pad on me to get the tape to stick better and I've been icing since. Yesterday, I spent the afternoon in the hot tub with my little sister but I'm still in a lot of pain. Being 3 days from race day, this is a bit of a horrifying thing. Foam rolling hurts and I'm afraid to stretch for fear of doing any more damage. I'm just praying I'm ok for Sunday.

3. NYC Half-Marathon - All of this of course means that the NYC Half-Marathon is on Sunday! For some reason though, I don't feel like I have a race in 3 days. Maybe it's because I've been on vacation or maybe it's that something else that was nagging at me a month ago that's still lingering. I missed 2 quality runs last week because of midterms and I skipped yesterday's because of my hamstring. I'm currently debating whether or not to go out for an easy 3 again today to see how I feel. I'm hoping that when I get back to New York tonight and to the race expo this weekend, I'll feel more like I'm racing this weekend. Maybe it's just that I've gotten used to racing and the nerves are gone? Who knows? I'm definitely excited for it though and can't wait to recap for all of you! Oh! And remember when I complained about the lack of a Course Map? Well maybe NYRR read my little blog over here because they put one up this week! Check it out!

Well that's that! Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Have a green beer for me and enjoy your Irish-ness for the day!


15 comments:

  1. Hope your hamstring gets better, and good luck this Sunday!

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  2. Just getting alllll caught up!
    Looks like spring break is just what you needed! I would play it by ear with the hammy, keep it taped, stretch and if it isn't a PR day, enjoy the long run. You want to run long time, one race isn't worth it.
    Sounds like school is still going strong! Yayyy! And congrats on the Notre Dame reading - uh, that was my school ;)
    Oh, and I'm going to make that sammy soon!
    Hope all is well chica!

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  3. I will be keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you that the leg starts getting it's act together before this weekend! Glad you had a great trip chica!!! Good luck on Sunday!!! Text me ASAP!!!!

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  4. Where in TX were you?! We should've met up! :) Didn't you just LOVE the weather while you were here? It's been amazing!

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  5. glad to hear you're having such a fun trip but NOT glad to hear about the hammie. Keep resting it! If anything, this will just be a rockstar taper.

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  6. Of course Texas is amazing!! Sorry about your hamstring! :(

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  7. I hope you feel better for the big race girly!! good luck.

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  8. I hope your leg gets better in time! Good luck for the half-marathon :)

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  9. Oh no, that really sucks! I found a chiropractor/PT who is a runner as well and was able to fix me anytime I had an issue. Do you know a sport doc? Maybe they can take a look and give you some advice. Other than that I would recommend you to ice and rest and take some ibuprofen. Good luck!!

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  10. I hope your hamstring is feeling better in time for Sunday! BEST OF LUCK!

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  11. I hope your hammy starts to feel better in time for SUNDAY!!! GOOD LUCK!!!! Can't wait to read the race report.
    Cheers!
    L Finch

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  12. christy, i'm glad to hear you are having fun in texas! sorry though to hear that you hurt your hamstring. hope it feels better soon :)

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  13. oh my gosh girl hope you did FAB. i'm sure you did. so exciting, my brothers girlfriend just ran the GA Marathon yesturday! 26.2 miles she is so amazing! she has a blog too you will have to check out : http://marchingtogeorgia.tumblr.com/

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  14. So many races that you're not even nervous anymore? Girl, I can hardly imagine being you!

    I hope that went well!!! Update soon??

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