It’s Houston Marathon race week and I’m in the usual state of mind… all over the place. My mind races before the actual race. I think about every possible thing that can happen. This is definitely not the healthiest thing to do, but it’s one of my quirks that adds to the excitement of preparing for and running a marathon.
Besides the usual things running through my head is my left knee. I tweaked it on New Year’s Eve when I went bowling with my family. Go figure, I can run miles and miles, but I take 5 steps and injure my knee. I’ve been recovering it pretty well and have literally only ran twice since I hurt it. Both times have been painful, not too painful, but the pain is there. I’ve been applying ice to it almost nightly.
I had great long training runs before it happened, so I know that I’ve trained enough for the marathon. I just need my knee to be a bit happier before the race. I’m not a big fan of pain, but I’m all about reaching that finish line. I will keep evaluating how I feel as I get closer to the race and throughout the race. I don’t exactly need to run this race, but I definitely want to.
I’m travelling with friends from the Frisco Running Club. I’m really hoping to stick with them as we’re all trying to get one of our friends to a Sub-4 hour time. Ursula and the kids are coming as well, so I’m looking forward to seeing them on the course.
If you’d like to follow my progress on race day on Sunday, go HERE. The race starts at 7am. I’ve already been running it in my head! :)