When I decided that I wanted to run a half marathon I spent most of my free time (possibly some of my working time) reading all of the runDisney blogs and recaps I could find. And as I read through them I noticed a pattern; runners get hurt. A lot.
And in my hubris I said to myself that it wouldn't happen to me. I work out regularly, I'm going to be building on a strong base.
Ha! Fates know when to smack you down when ego gets in the way.
I'm the proud owner of two owies;
- Sort of where my big toe attaches to my foot. Kind of. It's an ache that comes and goes, mostly goes. Possibly co-incidental with the purchase of new shoes. Which would make me sad. Good news is it's not getting worse and it doesn't bother me when running.
- A HUGE knot in my calf. I'm not sure if I'm doing more harm than good trying to massage it out. I want to catch this one quickly so it doesn't get worse, it's only annoying right now but I think it could be one of those things that lingers. A trip to a massage therapist might be in the cards for me.
On the good side (and I know that I'm throwing it out there just to jinx myself), my knees are holding up surprisingly well. I will probably always have to ice them after long runs but I'm not feeling any extra soreness or stiffness day-to-day.