8.12.2008

We're back...

Got back Sunday night from a few days road-trip to my MIL's place in IL.  Highlight of the trip was meeting up with one of my RA gals for a 6 mile run.  We also had a really nice afternoon in the pool at the complex that DH and his folks lived in when we first met.  We were able to swim there as guests since my MIL is friends with a lady who lives there.

My knee is still giving me fits.  Today I have my longest run ever planned - 17 miles.  I'm semi dreading it, but have high hopes.  Yesterday I picked up a pair of Superfeet "berry" insoles and did a 4 miler in them last night.  It was honestly the BEST run I have had in probably 3 months.  I felt great during the run AND after.  Knee feels a little better this AM, too.  If a simple pair of $40 insoles is the key to solving my knee woes I am going to be seriously pissed at myself for not having tried this solution MONTHS ago.  These OTC orthotics really seem to control the lateral/medial movement of my feet, while still retaining the forefoot flexibility that my feet/arches require and most moderate stability shoes lack.  Those Mizuno shoes I bought are being relegated for walking, since they are really comfortable and supportive for that, just not for running.

Hopefully the next week or so things improve with the knee injury.  If this is not the case, well...I have pretty much decided to bail on the marathon for now; instead I would take the rest of this month off and shoot for a new half-marathon PR at my favorite race on Sept. 20.  There will be other marathons, but I only get one set of knees.

My RA buddy Rick is in our area (well, about 45 minutes North of us) this week, so I'm hoping to go meet up with him and his family at some point before they head back to the SE part of the state, where they live.

6 comments:

  1. Yes girl, take care of those knees!! It's too bad you don't live in the South, you could swim more. :D
    I've got you bookmarked and RSSed again, I think, but that link in your Myspace blog is out of date!

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  2. Yay!!! Glad you found me again!

    :D

    Just checked the MySpace link and it brought me here...but as flaky as MySpace is I'm not surprised if it works erratically.

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  3. I am SO bummed that we never got to get together while I was out there. Had it just been Tammy and I, it would have been much easier, but being there with another couple who had their own plans and agenda with us, it was difficult. I am so sad and sorry that we weren't able to get together. For sure the next time I am over that way. I am hoping to get to the GR races in October just to watch the race and visit with RA friends running.

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  4. Oh, Rick...I totally understand! When we were in IL a couple of weeks ago I REALLY wanted to get together with Kerry(1976) for more than just a single run, but my MIL had stuff she wanted to do with us, too, so there just wasn't time.

    But Oct. isn't all that far away...did you know Michelle (Mississippi) is planning to run GR!?!

    :D

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  5. I did not. That is so cool! Does she have family or something in the area? What made her choose GR?

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  6. She's not 100% positive, yet...but was saying a while back that she'd like to find a fun Fall 'thon...and I told her how many people would be running or spectating at GR and she suddenly became VERY interested. She would run the full while her eldest perhaps runs the half. What an extra fun weekend that would be if they could make it.

    :)

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