Ever worked for something and then it just doesn't go as planned? I am sure we have all been in situations where things just don't end up as we had envisioned.
I have been working up to running a 10k race with my friend Reece. We both needed a 10k time to enter in for an upcoming fall relay. Omaha Running Club was hosting a 10k around a local lake, so we were both excited to see how we would do. I have run many 10k's on my own...so this shouldn't have been a problem to finish. I was already ok with the fact that this race typically has a faster pool of runners...so I would probably get in as one of the last five finishers. I had come to terms with that.
So I am really bummed. This wasn't my original plan. I wanted to start with Reece...even though I knew she would be way ahead of me after 10 seconds. I taped my knee up with K-tape...thanks to some guidance from Youtube vidoes. I couldn't feel the pain in my knee the morning of.
I downgraded my run to the separate 2 mile run and felt really good while running it. No knee pain at all. There were some fasties in the race, so I ended up getting 9th out of 16 runners. Second in my age group. I am happy with how I did on this run. The hills were a killer...who ends a race on an uphill anyways? I improved my time from when I first started running a year ago.
So now my focus will be getting my knee healed! I am hoping to get into the chiropractor and see what he can do. I also hope to find a new pair of running shoes. I have 2 months to get healthy for my relay race! My team is depending on me to run!!