|This pretty much sums it up for me with my marathon one week away!|
I had a very easy week and managed to get 22 miles or so in this week. The Long Beach Marathon is just a week away and I feeling nervous yet anxious all at the same time. I ran 10 miles on Friday and 8.3 miles on Sunday because I have been having some pain in my left calf close to my Achilles tendon. I did a little bit of Googling and think that I may be coming down with a case of Achilles tendinitis! Just what I needed after the ten day forecast shows great marathon weather! The pain is really low on my calf and I am almost positive that I have self-diagnosed correctly. I found some great videos on YouTube on how to deal with this and I have been foam rolling, icing, doing wall push-ups and taking ibuprofen. I am hoping that I can kick this within the next week and still be able to run Long Beach without any major problems. In any case I will be out there running/walking/limping/crawling/crying, etc. I refuse to earn my first DNF but will settle for a PW!
I also scored some great deals at the Nike Outlet this weekend. I had a $25 off of a $50 purchase coupon and purchased two new running tanks. I own quite a few of them already but some of them are not in the greatest shape anymore. I bought a hot pink one and a gray one which match up with most of the Tempo shorts that I already own. I also bought a new running skirt from lululemon but no special deal on this purchase! Lulu sells out of the cute stuff so quickly that you are forced to pay full price for their stuff. I only splurge at lululemon once in a blue moon when I think I deserve it. To be honest, I often find myself making up excuses for deserving new running clothes or other gear!
In closing I want to wish all of you GOOD LUCK in your upcoming races. I know that The Long Beach Marathon and the Chicago Marathon will both take place on October 9th so don't forget to tell me all about it! It is always great to hear how hard work/training pays off and results in great races and PR's!