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I Finished Half Marathon #3 - The Disney World Half Marathon...

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Let me start by saying it was a very busy 5 days in Florida!

My husband and I flew down to Tampa on Wednesday. My husband threw his back out - literally right before we left the house to fly down! We weren’t sure how he was going to do on the trip! We went straight to my grandmother’s house. She is 90 years old and we had not seen her since summer.




We took her out to lunch then took her to Walmart for groceries. She had just gotten back from visiting my Aunt for 3 weeks in Alabama. My husband worked on different things she needed done at her house (with a bad back) and I worked through her bills. She is at the age where she gets overwhelmed easily. She still lives by herself and drives! Anyway, we never had time for dinner. I was glad I had brought breakfast bars! Wednesday night I hardly slept. I didn’t want to knock into my husband, we were sleeping on a full size bed (he is 6’3) and I wasn’t comfortable. I felt exhausted.
Early the next morning, I went on a 3 mile run around her development. I was tired but it still felt good. We had breakfast together and then my husband and I left for Disney World.

We met my parents at the hotel in Disney World. They drove up from Punta Gorda, FL. My father's 71st birthday was the following week so Disney gave him a "It's my birthday" button. What a way to celebrate #71! Everywhere we went he was wished or sung happy birthday! And he got free desserts at every restaurant!

We went straight to the Wide World of Sports to pick up our race packets,shirts and shop at the Expo. It was jam packed with runners - literally elbow to elbow. I bought Disney Marathon wine glasses, a t-shirt, a 13.1 sticker for my car and a running shirt for my husband that says “I run for beer”. He loved it! I also bought another 13.1 bead for my pandora bracelet. Everytime I run a HM I add one on! That night we went to sleep early, we were exhausted and we had to get up at 4 AM to get to the Family 5K.

My mom, husband and I ran the Family 5K. We had a blast. 10,000 people ran the family 5k. A lot of runners were dressed up in various Disney costumes, wings, etc. It went around Epcot. Here is a picture of us before the start:



Here is the starting line:



Here we are running the 5k:



We stopped to get our picture taken in front of the Epcot ball. My husband was sweating profusely, and decided to rub his underarm on my head! Ewwww!



Of course, he thought it was hysterical!

Here we are after I finished gagging:



We had a lot of fun during this race. Thankfully, my husband’s back didn’t hurt at all. Here we are at the finish line:



And here we are with our “medals” (really rubber)





Some of you may remember me blogging that my husband said he keeps running hoping he will get the "running bug"... I figured that if a Disney 5k didn't do it, nothing would. Well, guess what?? He said he enjoyed it! Yayyy!
Maybe I will have someone to run with now!!

My mother has run 9 marathons and countless 5ks. She stopped about 5 years ago because a Doctor said she was going to hurt her knees. Another Doctor recently told her she could keep running, so she has been practicing again. She said I have now inspired her to start training again for races. Maybe we will end up running a half marathon together!

After the race we decided to go to Epcot for the rest of the day. My father doesn’t like crowds so he stayed in the hotel. Here is a pic of me and my mom:



We ended up walking around Epcot twice. We went on lots of rides and went shopping. We loved the hang gliding ride and the Spaceship ride in the Epcot ball the best. We had a great meal in Mexico and my husband surprised me with etched Epcot wineglasses and celebration tile. We ended up not getting out until late and went to dinner with my dad at 9 PM. I was really tired since I hadn’t slept at my grandmom’s and then had gotten up at 4 AM for the 5k. I debated just going to sleep with no dinner but decided that wouldn't be good nutritionally for the next day. I went back to the hotel and to sleep right after dinner...

Saturday morning I got up at 3 AM. I hardly slept – I was worried I would oversleep and miss the Half Marathon. I sat on the bus next to an ultrarunner and running coach. He called one of the runners he was coaching for the Half Marathon and woke them up! I was amazed! I asked the ultrarunner how he managed time to train (he works full time). He told me that he doesn’t get a lot of sleep. Depending on how many miles he has to run each day, he gets up earlier. He gets into work at 7 AM!

So, the bus dropped us off at the entrance and we walked about a ¼ mile to drop bags off, etc. We then walked about another ½ mile to our designated corrals. I was in “B”. Before the race started, Joey Fatone spoke. It was his first ½ marathon. Jeff Galloway gave us a "pep" talk and spoke about staying hydrated. Florida was having a record breaking heat wave and the humidity was at 90%!

Here I am before the race:



Yes! It was dark!

Now, there were 20,000 runners in the Half Marathon. The corrals were set A through F, with wheel chair and ultrarunners going first. There were A LOT of runners!

The wheel chair group went first. Every time a new group got ready to start, fireworks would shoot out. Our group "B" left at 5:36 AM. I started my running music. My list starts with Edge of Glory by Lady Gaga. The next song is “Let’s Go” by Calvin Harris. I LOVE the lyrics to that song! I think it was written for Sparkers! It was 72 degrees out, but at 90% humidity - oh, did I already say that? - I have to say I have never sweated more during a race.

My brother and mom warned me about the on/off ramps during this race. When I came up to the first one, I ran at the top on the grass – it was flat. The second one didn’t have a flat spot. My left leg and knee started bothering me. All through mile three my leg and knee were killing me. I had to slow down. Disney had gallons of biofreeze at each water stop (about every two miles). I coated my leg with it and kept going. At mile 4 it stopped hurting. I resumed my normal HM speed. We ran under the Walt Disney World sign. It was all lit up. This is the sign when I drove through the day before:



About this time, we saw wheel chair participants headed back. They were ssooo fast!

Disney had the Pirates of Caribbean Ship set up in the median. It was huge and all lit up. There was a big line of runners waiting to get their picture taken with the Pirates. Disney had various bands and DJ’s playing and at one point a whole bunch of BIG kites flying – glowing in the dark. They had lines of runners through out the race waiting to get their picture taken with various Disney Characters. Goofy, Chip and Dale seemed to be favorites. They were also taking pictures at one point next to a race track with a race car and driver. I don't know who it was, but, when men saw it they stopped! I didn't stop for pictures - I was scared I wouldn't be able to get going again!

I did have an "embarassing moment". I had to stop at a portapotty around mile 5. It was still dark. I ran in, started doing my business and some guy opened the door! I was so out of it I forgot to lock it! I screamed and he stood there shocked - felt like eternity, then shut the door! I locked it quick. All I can say is when I am running like that I evidently don't think to clearly!!

When we entered the Magic Kingdom there were a lot of people cheering us on. It was an awesome feeling. I had told my parents and husband to sleep in, so I imagined they were out there. We bottlenecked (not real wide inside the Magic Kingdom) and boy, did it slow down. Here is a couple pictures:





Running though the castle was cool. There were knights playing trumpets overhead, and tons of spectators. The castle was glowing in all pastel colors - it was still dark!

We then came back out on a wide road. When we got to the next ramp my leg really started to hurt again, and I knew the slanted road was to blame. So, I walked up the ramp and then ran again when the road was even. I did this again at the next ramp.

As I got close to the finish line, people kept yelling out “you are almost there”. I must have heard that twenty times!



I finally saw the finish line and gave it all I had left. I heard my husband and dad yell my name – it gave me the extra push I needed to finish.









At the end, I finished it in 2 hours, 20 minutes which is the slowest Half Marathon I have run to date. Between my leg/knee hurting, being exhausted, not eating properly beforehand, as well as not training as much as I did for the last 2, I knew why. I also felt that Disney should have spread the runners out into more corrals. There were way too many runners trying to get through the Magic Kingdom with limited space.

I know that these races are a lot more fun when run with a friend or relative. I had a lot more fun running the Family 5k the day before with my mother and husband, AND I enjoyed the Disneyland ½ more with my brother.

Don't get me wrong - I would do it again in a heart beat. To think that this time last year I had never run one is amazing to me! I never would have imagined that I would end up running 3 Half Marathons in 4 months!

I did it!!

And, this goal did help me with weight maintenance, especially through the holidays!

So, what is next? I am getting an MRI to check my knee this week! I have signed up for the Delaware Half Marathon in May. I am totally motivated to beat my Half Marathon PR of 2 hours, 6 minutes at that race! I know several people running so I think I will enjoy it. I am also looking at running in the Philadelphia Rock-N-Roll Half Marathon in September with KarenNY (one of my sparkbuddies).

And...here is what we bought in Disney for Roxy...




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NEWKATHYNOW 1/26/2013 9:51PM

    What a great blog! I felt like I was right there with you! Ti's wonderful that your whole family was there and joined in. The photos were really great too. I think Roxy has a bit of an attitude in the hat, don't you? So cute! emoticon

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SUNNYLIFE72 1/25/2013 8:20PM

  Thanks for posting. I loved reading all about your family and the race. I've written about my Dad - a fitness role model for me. You have such a supportive family - all athletes! I love it! It's inspiring to read about you and your Mom! Congratulations on reaching another goal!

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SPEEDYDOG 1/24/2013 7:29AM

    You are an inspiration! You are so blessed to have such a great family, which of course, includes Roxy. The photos are marvelous!

Your progress is astounding! You have a very good PR. You are fast! You have me thinking I should start racing again.

I hope your knee checks out OK.

Thanks, Bruce

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MARATHONDAD 1/22/2013 8:42PM

    great blog I hope I can run the Disney one year sounds like a great race

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KICKINGKILOS 1/22/2013 10:08AM

    Hey Yay! for you.
I cracked up at the pic where your hubby decides to make you smell his sweat ;)

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MAGGIENCALI 1/21/2013 7:32PM

    Love this! After running a Disney race myself I know the feeling. Congratulations!

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FITFORMYFAMILY 1/21/2013 1:25PM

    I love this blog!

Great job on your HM! I'd be impressed with your time even if you weren't exhausted and in pain. I'm especially impressed knowing that you were! I'm glad that you enjoyed it despite the problems. You sure look happy and so stinkin' cute!

It's also exciting that your mom is getting back into running and that your husband might have finally gotten the bug! Yay!

I hope the MRI gives you some good insight on what to do about your knee.

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RUN-GIRL71 1/21/2013 11:54AM

    I loved reading this blog and all about your experience. Great pics, too.

I cannot believe how fast you ran it given the heat, the start time and the other factors mentioned by previous sparkers.

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EDENZMOM 1/21/2013 11:52AM

    AMAZING! such a great motivation, and super proud of you!!
HYou are really lucky to have a wonderful motivation with parents like yours, I have parents like that as well, always swimming/hiking/snowshoeing/martial arts... it's definitely in the genes :)
I hope your knee feels better by now, and hope you got to enjoy some of the beautiful weather (surrently -30C here... bahhh!!)


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JAXMOMMY 1/21/2013 11:45AM

    Yahoo! You know, I cried reading this! How beautiful that you could run with your husband and mom. How exciting your husband and dad were there cheering you on and your dad doesn't like crowds! So, it was your slowwest time, but you did it, sore knee and all! I love that you get pandora charms for your races. I've been anticipating this blog and it was worth the wait! I run vicariously thru you since I am blind and have no runner friends who will even jog with me! I love what you purchased! Same stuff I would get too. HeeHee! and, you didn't forget Sweet Roxie! Thanks for sharing. This was a great read! I felt as if I was with you! BTW, your dad is 71, how old is your mom? I admire her!

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INFLATED 1/21/2013 11:34AM

    Your blog about your family and all of them being supportive of you is wonderful. That your Mom and your husband ran with you, is a double delight! You have an amazing family!

Your husband putting your head in his armpit is something my husband would do, lol. I cracked up laughing about the port-a-potty incident. If I had seen the guy in the race, I know I would have run by and said, "Nice seeing you again!"

Roxy looks like she is posing with "attitude" LOL!



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PMRUNNER 1/21/2013 8:28AM

    Thanks for sharing! The blog was worth waiting for. Glad you had a good race and a fun trip. It sounds like you really packed a lot into a few days. Take care of your knee and stay healthy!

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SWEDE_SU 1/21/2013 6:02AM

    great blog, thanks for sharing!

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STRIVER57 1/21/2013 2:35AM

    i love this blog. and that your mom is a runner too. and that your slowest time is my dream time! (and what boilham said about the time).

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BEWELL48 1/21/2013 1:29AM

    Great job! Great blog! Thanks for the update! You certainly can be proud of yourself! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SABLENESS 1/20/2013 7:08PM

    Awesome blog, great pics, wonderful family connections, and...one very cute dog! You are the emoticon

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 1/20/2013 5:48PM

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/20/2013 5:30PM

    emoticon on your third half marathon. The family 5 km sounds like it was a memorable event for the family. I can well imagine that it would be totally emoticon to run a half marathon with your mom. Thanks for the descriptive blog. I felt like I was there with you minus the hard work. You are one determined and committed gal looking at your accomplishments of the last year and your plans for the coming months. Here's to you.
Maria

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KAREN_NY 1/20/2013 3:52PM

    Well I've gotta say this blog was well worth the wait -- great stuff!!! Good luck with your knee/leg this week - I hope you get good news. I'm in AWE of how well you did under all these circumstances - the shortened sleep alone makes me wonder if I can really do one of these big early morning events, lol. You're my hero!

You look like you're having a BLAST! Woohooo!!

Mile 11: Slay Dragon! ;)

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FITFOODIE806 1/20/2013 3:23PM

    Such an awesome blog. Soapy fun pictures, especially that last one ;)

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BROOKLYN_BORN 1/20/2013 3:14PM

    Great report and great attitude pushing through adversity. I hope the MRI gives you good news.

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KRISZTA11 1/20/2013 2:43PM

    emoticon to your 3rd Half Marathon and thank you for the great race report!

I'm glad the knee injury didn't get so bad as to stop you from finishing the race. I hope the MRI will not show anything serious and it will heal quickly and completely.

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BOILHAM 1/20/2013 2:28PM

    Love the blog. Don't forget, you walked all around Epcot the day before, and had a 5K race, you weren't really rested too much for doing a fast HM. You did great! Love the picture of Roxy, we have the same hat for Barney, our male boston, but he doesn't like it too much LOL.

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As Promised: My Running Song List...

Sunday, January 20, 2013

While I am trying to figure out how to download my HM pictures using Windows8, here is my running song list (as promised to KarenNY and Determined Soul) and for anyone else looking for an upbeat tempo. I run this list in order during Half Marathons. As you can see I love all types of music! I shuffle them the during trainings and fun runs. Near the end you will see some songs repeated - they are the fastest songs that I use and I have timed them for the last miles of the Half Marathon so that I speed up. It has taken me two years to assemble this list and place the songs in the right order. I used my Runkeeper to decide which ones were in and which were out - if my speed slowed down during a song it was out!

HERE YOU GO...

The Edge of Glory (LadyGaGa)
Let's Go (feat.Ne-Yo) Calvin Harris *The lyrics are super motivating!!
Poker Face (LadyGaGa)
Moves Like a Jagger (Maroon 5 & Christina Aquillara)
Believe (Cher)
Born To Run (Springsteen)
Runaway (Bon Jovi)
I Gotta Feeling (The E.N.D.)
Stronger (Kelly Clarkson)
Born This Way (Lady GaGa)
Drive By (Train)
Country Girl, shake it for me (Luke Bryan)
I Won't Back Down (Tom Petty)
Summer of '69 (Bryan Adams)
Brown Eyed Girl (Instrumental)
Dynamite (Rokstarr - Taio Cruz)
Firework (Katy Perry)
Hollywood Nights - Live (Bob Seger)
More Than a Feeling (Boston)
Moves Like a Jagger (Maroon 5)
Too Much Time on My Hands (Styx)
Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepsen)
Who Says You Can't Go Home (Bon Jovi)
Born This Way (Lady GaGa)
Legs (ZZ Top)
Runaway (Bon Jovi)
Suds In The Bucket (Sara Evans)
Fastest Girl In Town (Miranda Lambert)
Last Friday Night - TGIF (Katy Perry)
Firework (Katy Perry)
Hollywood Nights - Live (Bob Seger)
Stronger (Kelly Clarkson)
Dancing With Myself (Billy Idol)
The Edge of Glory (Running Workout)

I play these songs at work and in my car. They have become my "audio-vision board". I can "feel" myself running when I hear them, which motivates me to run!

I have a 5k running song list too. It consists of the fastest songs on the list above.

Hope this helps!

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INFLATED 1/21/2013 9:21PM

    Brown Eyed Girl is probably the only one I am familar with.

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NEWKATHYNOW 1/21/2013 7:51PM

    Great mix! Thanks for sharing. I love a lot of different music as well. emoticon

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KAREN_NY 1/20/2013 3:56PM

    ThAnK YoU !! You clearly have this down to a science. I'm thinking of plugging a few into jogfm too, just to see what it produces. Love this - thanks!

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KELLIEBEAN 1/20/2013 2:23PM

    I like. I have some of these on my running playlist as well. Get it about songs becoming an audio vision board!

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COOP9002 1/20/2013 2:21PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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DETERMINED_SOUL 1/20/2013 12:48PM

    Awesome songs! I'll definitely have to go find them now. :) Thank you.

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ABERKSON 1/20/2013 12:17PM

    Fun songs :)

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4 Days Until The Disney World Half Marathon...

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Four days left - my bags are packed and I am headed - with my husband - to Florida tomorrow morning!

My leg muscle is still stiff - decided I will park it in the hot tub at the Disney Carribean and treat myself to a swedish massage!

AND - this is the picture I saw posted on facebook tonight...



Yes!! I am going to get this on Saturday!!

  
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INFLATED 1/10/2013 5:02AM

    Zoom Zoom Zoom!

I think you will have a wall full of medals this year!
And since it is the new year, you have permission to change your cleaning from Fall to Spring cleaning, lol emoticon

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JAXMOMMY 1/9/2013 6:45PM

    Sounds simply wonderful! Go, indulge and then crush that HM! Enjoy yourself!

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KAREN_NY 1/9/2013 5:06PM

    How awesome is that?! Woohoooo!!! Love the Disney Caribbean too - they do such a good job that I can't imagine going to Disney and not staying on property.

Have fun!

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POISONGIRL999 1/9/2013 10:33AM

    So jealous! Have fun :)

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ONMYMEDS 1/9/2013 8:46AM

    Have a great race!! Very cool bling.

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KAYATLANTA2010 1/9/2013 7:18AM

    Have a wonderful race! You can do it!!!
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STRIVER57 1/9/2013 2:15AM

    enjoy!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/9/2013 1:35AM

    All the best on you HM. Safe travels. Enjoy the sunshine and warm temps. Looking foward to your photos.

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WALKINGMAMMA 1/8/2013 11:03PM

    Oh, I am sooooooooooooooooooo envious!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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MARYGOLD5 1/8/2013 10:02PM

    I have a friend who will be doing the half marathon at Disney. Good luck to all of you. emoticon

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5 Days until The Disney World Half Marathon...

Monday, January 07, 2013

I went to my other chiropractor today. It's a tight muscle (not sure what he called it) that is bugging me - it is not my knee. It starts by my hip and goes down the outside of my leg. He pressed a vibrating tool on the muscle. I also got an adjustment. He taught me exercises to continue to stretch it out. I am so happy it's not my knee!

So today I took a break from running. I keep stretching it out. I am going to run three miles tomorrow at lunch break.

I will be leaving Wednesday for Tampa. We are going to visit my 90 year old grandmother, then head to Disney on Thursday.

I am looking forward to the nice, warm Florida weather!

  
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KAREN_NY 1/9/2013 5:05PM

    Good news! Something correctable. :) I'm not there of course, but I agree with Run-Girl that it sounds like IT band, and if that's the case, a foam roller is a miracle worker. Just like any other tight muscle that needs to relax and stretch.

Still catching up on your blogs this week is like doing the WDW countdown all at once, lol. You're gonna be great!

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FITFORMYFAMILY 1/8/2013 9:42PM

    I am so glad that your knee is okay! Have fun in FL!!

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NEWKATHYNOW 1/8/2013 8:14PM

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SCAREWALDORF 1/8/2013 3:47PM

    Good luck for the halfer!

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EDENZMOM 1/8/2013 1:59PM

    Good luck!! hope you have a great run and visit in FL

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KJDOESLIFE 1/8/2013 9:03AM

    Good luck and have fun!!

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PMRUNNER 1/8/2013 7:33AM

    Best of luck at Disney! Looking forward to hearing more about it!

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BEWELL48 1/8/2013 7:28AM

    Excited for you to run the half marathon at Disney! Hope the pain subsides!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SABLENESS 1/8/2013 6:41AM

    Welcome to Tampa tomorrow. I'm just across the bay in Clearwater.

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RUN-GIRL71 1/7/2013 11:31PM

    I came across your blog, and your pain sounds like what i get sometimes, too.. i.t. Band. I foam roller it ...check out coach nicoles how to video

http://www.sparkpeople
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Good luck with your race!!

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ONMYMEDS 1/7/2013 10:23PM

    Good news, I think. Tight muscle sounds easier to fix than a bum knee.

Best of luck at Disney HM!!

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BELLYBYEBYE 1/7/2013 9:54PM

  Good luck!

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6 Days Until The Disney World Half Marathon AND My Knee Is Acting Up...

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Yes, you read it right!! Yesterday I ran 5 miles on the treadmill, my knee panged a little bit early on. So, I walked it out really good after I ran.

Today it went into the forties. After reading several SparkBuddies status' and blogs talking about running in sub zero weather (ok, maybe not, but, it sounded that way to me!), I decided to stop being a weenie and get out there. I actually loved it and got my mojo back - the treadmill has been so uninspiring!!

Anyway, my run outside is VERY hilly and that is where it went, well...downhill!
The lower left side of my left knee (not the knee cap) started hurting. As I ran I tried to analyze the pain. It was tied into my hamstring and shot down my left leg. Now, this is a pain that has slowly built up over a half year - even before I fell on my knee in August. The skin on my knee is still healing from that fall! Ironically, I fell one week before my first HM - the Disneyland Half! Now, here I am, 6 days before my third HM in Disney!

So, what's a determined girl to do?? I ran 2.5 miles, inhaled two Advil, quickly told my husband what was going on. He has tons of knee problems ( he is 6'3) and said I needed a knee compression or brace. I bolted to the running store up the street and bought two different contraptions. I then visited GNC (conveniently located right next to the running store!) and bought peanut butter flavor glucosamine & chondroitin chews! They taste gross but I am chewing them none the less.
Employees recommended them last week because my finger joints are swollen.
--- yes, I am turning 50 in May, going through menopause (sorry Spark man friends) and falling apart!

HOWEVER, I will go down kicking and screaming!!

So, anyway, I peeled the compression thingy up my leg, ate the chews and ran back out the door. Of course my husband didn't bat an eye...we have been together 26 years, and, let's face it...he knows better!

I ran 2.5 more miles. It nagged me somewhat, but, I didn't have to stop or walk like I did during the first 2.5 miles. I was jamming to my running music and enjoying my run! I ran the second half on pretty flat ground. Disney will be pretty flat so I will finish training that way. I walked Roxy 3/4 mile after and it didn't bother me at all.

I am going to visit my other chiropractor tomorrow to see what he thinks. The first one thinks it is my hamstrings. He said to strengthen my quads. I was doing good going to the gym to strengthen them until I got real busy two weeks before Christmas - hmmm, maybe I will work on those again this week.

If my knee is still acting up after the race Saturday I will get an MRI. I just want to make it through this Saturday!

I will keep you up to date, Sparkamigos! Have a great week!

  
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KAREN_NY 1/9/2013 5:03PM

    You're a touch cookie! But do what you've gotta to be safe and have a blast!

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KRISZTA11 1/7/2013 3:26AM

    I'm so sorry about the knee pain!
Such thing to happen, right before the HM and right when you started to enjoy running outside...
Stay safe, listen to your body and take as much rest as needed, your health is the most important.
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STRIVER57 1/7/2013 3:17AM

    hope it's better ... hang on! and enjoy your race!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/7/2013 3:07AM

    That sounds like it was one tough workout by one determined woman. All the best on the HM. Hope you make it through Saturday without major problems as I'm sure you don't want to have to give up at this point. I do think there'll be some wisdom in getting an MRI done to see if you can find out more definitely what the problem is because you don't want to do more damage than what you already have.
Maria

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NEWKATHYNOW 1/6/2013 10:41PM

    Hope your knee feels better! Think some ice would help?

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ONMYMEDS 1/6/2013 8:40PM

    Wishing you the best with your HM!

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JAXMOMMY 1/6/2013 8:29PM

    Perhaps icing it while you rest, or do you rest at all?!! I recommend getting that thing completedly checked out after your race! I mean, you don't want permanent damange that may stop you running altogether! Keep us posted and do take care!! Good idea for the brace. Sending knee healing vibes your way!

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MEANDMOOSE 1/6/2013 7:14PM

    Good luck with your HM! I love Disney. emoticon I went with friends in September for the Tower of Terror 10 Miler, as a spectator. I will be going back with that same group in November and I hope to run the 5K and then cheer them on in the Food and Wine HM. I hope you have a great race and your knee behaves!

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