I tried. I pushed. I fought against it.
At 5:42 this morning, the road won.
Training had been going very well! I shed the shin splints, I built up to 9 miles…in a way, I actually enjoyed the 9 mile run! Last week, perfect weather, headphones stayed in, different scenery…all made for a great run.
Before that run I was bothered by my knee…seemingly with bursitis. After that run, it was rough walking the rest of the day…forced to elliptical training for a couple days, but was also able to get some treadmill time in and geared up for my 10 mile run this morning.
As I limped up the road to my starting point my knee hurt, but I was determined it would feel better when the running began. My 10 miles were reduced to 10 feet.
I tried to put full weight on and run through it, but it wasn’t happening. My body was not allowing me to put full weight on that leg.
I am disappointed. I really was looking forward to my long run this week.
I am nervous. The closer the race day gets the less I want my training to be on hold.
I am benched for not and so this morning the road won the battle.
I am determined to win the war.