As you probably have noticed, I haven’t posted in a few weeks. Sadly, that’s because my worries of a knee injury came true and I have been unable to run since mid-July 🙁 But wait, you are probably asking, aren’t you supposed to be training for a marathon?! Yes, I am. And I’m doing my best to keep up my aerobic endurance by exercising on the elliptical, swimming and taking exercises classes. I will absolutely, 100% be running Chicago on 10-10-10, COUNT IT! I can’t guarantee a best time, but I will certainly be running 26.2 through the streets of Chicago 🙂
Luckily, my injury, while it is a huge inconvenience, is not that large of an issue in the grand scheme of things. What I worried was a meniscus tear, was actually just bothersome knee tendinitis and some meniscus deterioration, whatever that means! Anyways, for the past few weeks I haven’t been running, but instead I have been busy diligently doing my knee exercises. Fingers crossed that I will be back up and running on July 30th, so on that day I ask that you send some good vibes my way! For those who have knee issues, I will be documenting my knee exercises (however awkward they may be) on the blog and sharing them with you. They’re relatively easy and can be done at home! Even if you’re not injured they are great exercises for strengthening your quads, hamstrings, hip flexors and other little pesky leg muscles.
This injury also means that I have to bow out of the Marathon Sports 5 Miler, which is taking place in Weston, MA and several of my favorite Boston based twitter/blogger friends are taking part of! Good luck to @ninaruns @reallynotarunnr @petfxr @bostoncardiovet and @foodtorunfor! Kick butt and PR’s to all of you 🙂 I’m sorry that I can’t join you, but I look forward to partaking in the festivities next year!