Saturday, June 08, 2013
Tomorrow Jeff Galloway, former Olympian runner and nationally recognized running coach, will be here in town to kick off our Galloway running season. My hubby has even agreed to keep the kids (it should only be about a half hour after I leave until our daughter picks them up after work) so that I can attend the event. I will officially join the group again for this year.
Today I ran-walked-ran on the treadmill at the Y, about 6.3 miles in 80 minutes. The run-walk-run portion was one hour with a 10 minute walking warm up and 10 minute cool down. My hip and back felt better than it had the last time I ran earlier in the week. I believe the healing continues. I finally got an appointment with a sports massage therapist for Wednesday morning, and I hope to get some good advice and treatment. Both my former running coach and my daughter, who is a licensed massage therapist herself, highly recommended him.
I went ahead and registered for my second half marathon on November 9th. It will be the first half ever run in our county. On National Running Day, June 5th, it was half price ($30) so I took the plunge, expecting to totally heal, and committed. I may end up running it more like a training run because there are other half marathons that I may want to run shortly after. On the other hand, if I don't heal completely I could end up walking it, or most of it, but that is not what I am expecting.
Big thanks to all my SparkFriends and SparkTeam mates who celebrated my birthday with me this week! Thanks, Casual Travelers Team, for spotlighting me, too. I met many new Sparkers that way! I loved all the Spark Goodies and messages, too. Yes, I did indulge in cake, and yes, I need to face the scale and make sure I don't need to take remedial action. I'll do it tomorrow morning. Promise. One of the great things about being a runner is a birthday is not just about getting older, it is moving toward an age group in which I can be even more competitive!!