Wow, so I’m only three weeks away from the half marathon and less than that til my trip. I have been looking forward to it for so long, but now it almost feels like it’s sneaking up on me! I still have so much to do before we leave. I haven’t even finished my costume for the race! Hopefully I can get some things done this afternoon.
Monday I was able to go for a run in the evening, when it was a little cooler. It was a decent run and I felt pretty good about it.
Some days God decides that he doesn’t want you to go for a run – and on those days, he gives you a charley horse. On Wednesday I woke up early around 6am with a bad muscle cramp/spasm in my left calf. I used to get them all the time but ever since I really started drinking a lot of water they’ve been rare. When I do get them they are bad though, and there was no way I was running for that day or the next one. Oh well, gotta take care of the body!
While there was still a little soreness on Friday it wasn’t too bad so I got out there for 4 miles. It was hot, I was kinda slow, but I got it done! It’s funny though, because I almost feel lately like when I run I don’t have the endurance I used to. Like, short runs used to feel relatively easy and now they’re usually a challenge. I don’t know what’s up with that because I’ve been sticking with my training plan like I have before. Hopefully it gets better soon as I continue to train – even after this race I will be preparing for the Glass Slipper Challenge next February!