Winner of the 13.1 Contest + I’m Back to Running!
The winner of the FREE entry to the Allstate Fort Lauderdale half marathon is: Brandy Corrales (comment #2)!
Brandy please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org within 48 hours for info on how to register for free. If I do not hear from you within 48 hours I will randomly select a second winner.
I’m Back to Training
Speaking of the Allstate Fort Lauderdale half marathon I have resumed running and training. What I thought was a knee injury turned out to be sciatica which is something I can manage and train through.
“Sciatica is a symptom of a problem with the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body. It controls muscles in the back of your knee and lower leg and provides feeling to the back of your thigh, part of your lower leg and the sole of your foot.”
Sciatica symptoms become worse when you are sitting down, which is why I would wake up every morning feeling perfectly fine but after sitting at my desk for 8 hours my knee/leg would be hurting really bad.
The good news is running pretty much requires by its very nature that you aren’t in the sitting position so – voila! I’m back to running!
I’ll admit last night wasn’t my best run ever. After taking a full rest week my body was a little bit like WTF is going on, but I’m sure I’ll be back into the swing of things by the end of this week. I did an easy 45 minutes on the treadmill. I’m not sure of the exact mileage since my treadmill screen was broken and I couldn’t change the display to show distance.
While I was on my hiatus from running last week I successfully celebrated by 27th birthday! I met my mom up in Orlando for a girls weekend of shopping, eating and relaxing – which is pretty much the ideal way to spend your birthday if you ask me.
Now that my birthday is over, the year is basically over… dramatic but true. After my birthday I always feel like the rest of summer and fall fly by so fast!
What does your fall racing schedule look like?
Are you going to participate in any Turkey Trots or Jingle runs?