Ok, so here it is - I have a bunch of stuff going on.
My right leg is shorter than my left, and this is causing me to go out of alignment and also contributing to the hip pain.
What does this all mean? Well, for starters, on Thursday I will see a chiropractor for the first time. The following week, I will see a podiatrist for orthotics and, of course, one month of PT.
Can I run? Yes. Will I? You betcha! On Sunday, the Ocean's Run Half Marathon will be taking place and although I am not registered yet, I am planning on running it.
This has been on my mind for some time, but I have been putting if off until I knew what was causing the pain. My plan was, no matter what, I will be at Nike and I didn't want to push myself and make things worse to the point that I would not be able it run in October.
Now that I know all will be good, I wanted to experience 13.1 before I got to a strange city with 40,000 plus other runners. Do you think that is crazy? Everyone I asked so far, have all said go for it. I mean I am up to 12 miles plus .93 so why not, right?
I have heard all good things about the race and as of right now, it should be a beautiful day to run. The other motivating factor, is that Mr. RWM and the kids will be able to see me cross the finish of my first half marathon. I have been disappointed thinking that they would miss me doing something that is so important to me, and now my best cheering squad can be with me.
So now, I need to know, what do you bring with you for your half marathons? I know I will need a GU or two, so I will bring that, but do you rely on water stops on bring your own too?
If you ran 13 miles on Saturday and plan to do a half the next Sunday, how many miles would you run this week?
(haha, if a train leaves Boston going 80 miles an hour...)
I know I should take it easy, but I am guessing a couple 3-4 mile runs, maybe today, Wednesday and Thursday? Your thoughts?
Now that it is in black and white and more people know besides just Mr. RWM and a few friends, I am getting nervous. How do you handle pre race nerves?
One last question. Have you been to chiropractor? Have they helped you? A few of you have told me you love your chiropractor but I am little leery. Does it hurt, feel good or what?
And for my Rhode Island friends, do you want to run a half marathon on Sunday? No really, I am serious, who's with me?! I know a few of you are doing the 5k so I will see you there.
Ok, that about covers it. Can't wait to hear form you. Thanks everyone!
Run Strong, Think Big!