October 22, 2012

Love/Don't Love

1. I had off yesterday and enjoyed sleeping in way too late, going for a run in the beautiful weather and catching a movie with The Pilot. Love.
2. Something is wrong with my knee and it absolutely terrifies me. After MDI, I took 2 days off and ran a fantastic 5 miles on Wednesday afternoon. Friday, I went out for a run and was having some knee pain but nothing too bad. On yesterday's 12-15 mile run, I stopped at 8 miles after my knee starting bothering me again. I really don't know what my game plan is before New York...I'm not sure if it's rest I need or what but 2 weeks out from New York, I can't help but freaking out. Don't Love.
3. Yesterday, The Pilot and I went and saw The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It was absolutely amazing. GO SEE THIS MOVIE. You won't regret it. It was the best movie I've seen in a really long time and may very well have climbed to the very top of my list of favorite movies ever. Seriously. It was that good. Love.

4. There were 2 different official photographers at MDI (Brightroom and a photogapher from Runners' World) and none of them got a single photo of me during the race. I don't always buy my race photos but I like having the option to. Don't Love.
5. After a crazy week few weeks at work, I think things are finally going to slow down this week. I've been working a lot of early mornings and long hours so I'm ready for things to slow down. Love.
6. I'm hoping and praying that my knee starts feeling better soon. I've had the best training cycle of my life and I'm so ready to run New York. I need to figure out what it's going to take over the next 2 weeks to get me feeling like my best self and ready to run on November 4th. Love.

Have you ever had an injury develop during taper? How did you handle it? What did you do? Have you seen "The Perks of Being a Wallflower?" Did you read the book?

Have a great week!


  1. I hope I am the first asshole to comment on this post and say: THE HAY IS IN THE BARN YOU ARE READY GO REST.

    love ya.

  2. Ahhhh I had the same thing going on yesterday. Not exactly "pain," but the back of my right knee felt funny all weekend and I kind of felt like I was dragging it during what would have been 13 miles yesterday. I stopped at 7 and hoping a couple of days of rest will do the trick. What does yours feel like??

    Also, email me to talk race strategy! I've already got a plan thanks to Celia but I want to hear what you're thinking. :)

  3. Maybe you should get a massage! It will help you relax during taper and might help with the knee pain as well!

  4. Hey do you subscribe to Runner's World? I got this article in my inbox this morning and thought of you... maybe it will help! It is about "runner's knee."


    (Amanda from thejazzyolive.com)

  5. Hopefully this knee thing improves now that you've seen a doctor! I'm glad that you loved the movie. It's all the more motivation for me to go see it :)

  6. I've read the book and was just thinking today about how I STILL haven't seen the movie. Considering how much I love the book and Emma Watson, I don't know what's stopping me!


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