Friday, August 24, 2012


I have been reading a lot of running blogs lately.  I certainly don't do anything that doesn't have to do with running because that is ludicrous!  I have found a common theme.  Tired, burned out.  Are we all running races at the same time and running is burning us out?  I have stayed on the plan for my half marathon and feel ready, but I don't feel like I had to run that much.  To avoid injury and to get my foot to hang on there I only run every other day.  Some runners run every day.  I am not that motivated.

Speaking of half marathon.  I have one tomorrow.  It's the "Top of Utah Half Marathon".  This will be my 3rd half marathon and the first time I run this particular one.  I've heard a few things about it.  One thing I heard was that it was an awesome downhill beauty fest.  Then I heard, from a fellow flight nurse, that the end was a bummer.  what?  For the love....   I spent a couple of hours the other night checking out the elevation and how to run it with negative splits.  I would like to beat 2 hours but I also want to enjoy it.  Looks like I have an easy downhill until about mile 10.5 then over a mile of a slight uphill then basically flat to the end.  

I drove home from Rock Springs today after 2 days of nothing.  I've been home for 2 hours and I haven't even done anything to pack for this race. Doing nothing sucks my motivation. I'm staying in Logan, Utah tonight so I don't have to get up at 3am to get there in time.  I'm taking one or both of my teenagers.  This should be fun.  

In better news, I think my foot is getting a smidge better.  I continue to ice, rub and rest.  I have been wearing KT tape since I bought it two weeks ago.  I change it every 3 days.  

Wearing a sock to bed so the edges don't roll down.  Showing how I tape it.  It tickles when I pull it off.  Then icing it.  The blanket looks pink but it is read, but not to be confused with the red in the top left picture..that is more magenta.  I love my blankets!

Hoping all this work will pay off tomorrow!!

Blog on............

1 comment:

  1. Hee hee, and I was just thinking about how my next post is going to be about how worn out and pooped I am lately! Guess it's a common theme...