I have absolutely nothing to say today. I don’t know what’s come over me, but I’m bumming hardcore. I really don’t want to do anything, including the race I’m signed up for on Saturday (donate here), but all these people donated a decent chunk of change, so I guess I’m doing it. I think it’s the doing it alone part that I’m really dreading. This is one of those times it would be useful for husband to be a runner.
My knees are also still freaking out. My right knee is now hurting on the inside above the patella. I think it’s from foam rolling, because it started to really hurt when I was rolling out my left IT band. The foam roller is officially my nemesis. At least the knees aren’t hurting too badly when I run, but I think a trip to the doctor’s office may be in order next week if they still hurt. I made it 3 whole weeks without seeing him (although I did stop by the office last week to drop off some test results).
I got negative splits again this morning and I realized the reason things felt so darn hard is because my last half mile was around a 12-12:30 pace. Progress? I think so. BTW, I don’t think there is such a thing as too slow, but I felt like other people were criticizing us slow folk and I didn’t care for it. I will admit to losing my temper with a few walkers when they walked 6 abreast during the half, but I feel like that’s reasonable. If you walk, go to the side. I run towards one side because I know there are fast people trying to pass me. It’s just common courtesy.
I admit there’s other stuff making me nuts, but I don’t dare talk about other people negatively on my blog. You never know who will stumble across this and I know I would be heart-broken if someone was bad mouthing me via the internet. Actually, some to think of it, that’s happened 3 times that I can think of and each time I was horrified and upset and usually what someone was saying was unfair or untrue. So yeah, no bad mouthing here.
Oh, I guess in other news, I’ve decided to participate in Alicia‘s virtual 5K for autism.
It’s a great cause and there’s going to be a sweet raffle at the end! Also, virtual means you get to run it in your own time. I hope you’ll join me!
Ok, here’s your monster:
Ok, time for my last dose of dirt tea. I get to try a new flavor tomorrow. I’m absolutely terrified.
So, what are your rules of the road? Anyone else doing the virtual 5K? How do you feel about running for charity? How do you choose what charities you run for/donate to?