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Week 9 of Marathon Training

Sunday, October 14, 2012

So after getting sick, something else! During my run last Sunday, I got bit or stung by something and I had an extreme reaction to it. The bite was just behind my knee and it turned into a huge blister with swelling and redness about 3 inches all around. It hurt to bend it and walk, let alone run. So after going to the Doctor, had to take another couple days off! But it didn't deter me!

On Thursday, I went out for a 5k fun run with a local group and actually did my best 3.1 ever at 24:12 so I was pretty happy! Then yesterday, just an easy 30 minute run.

Today had a 12 Miles Easy, so I decided last minute to sign up for a local 15k and figured I'd just run the additional miles. Worked out perfectly. It was a very hilly course (rare in my area), but the weather was nice. I just kept my pace easy around 10:00 and enjoyed the run.

Feeling great!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SEABREEZE65 10/18/2012 8:10AM

    Sorry about the bite!
Hope it has finally gone away.

And, hills, that is SOMETHING!

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NEWME0519 10/14/2012 10:01PM

    Awesome job Tia!

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NEW-CAZ 10/14/2012 2:43PM

    emoticon Tia you are emoticon

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NANDA82 10/14/2012 12:58PM

    You're amazing at overcoming setbacks. That's a great 5k time! It's funny how we usually beat our PRs when we least expect. Congrats!!
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PURPLE180 10/14/2012 12:42PM

    emoticon You make it sound so easy, emoticon . You are emoticon and such an inspiration. I am so happy to have you as a emoticon .

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MBSHAZZER 10/14/2012 12:17PM

    Great job powering through, Tia! I'm glad tacking the extra mileage on worked for you - I am planning on doing that next month.

Sorry to hear about the bug bite. I got one once right under my butt, in that crease between leg and heinie (I sat down on a spider on a lounge chair out by the pool). It swelled up and was so painful! Not to mention embarassing! :D Glad to hear you've recovered!

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SONDRAJ20 10/14/2012 12:06PM

    You continue to amaze me!!!

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