I did it. I signed up for the Heartbreaker Half Marathon which is THIS Sunday. Even though I am not going to be trying to 'race' it, I still thought tapering a bit this week might be a good idea, especially since I don't want to hurt myself. My hamstring has been a little achy post-runs so I have been icing a lot more, and making sure to stretch and foam roll daily.
The longest run I have done now without my orthodics in was 2.5 on Monday. I actually love the feeling of running without them in since it makes my shoes much lighter. Feet are a little more achy post run, and a few aches and pains as my body adjusts, but nothing too bad.
Monday I meant to only run 3, but I was running in a new area and then my GPS wasn't working, and I ended up running almost a mile over... Tuesday I cut back from my usual 6, taking today off - had meant to do a strength work out, but the day is so busy I don't think I will be able to squeeze that in, tomorrow I will just do 2-3, and still trying to decide if I should just walk for 20-30 minutes on Saturday, or run a super slow easy 2. Thoughts? It is so hard for me to cut the miles back when I want to continue running the same miles I always do. I understand why it's better for you physically - but it is just so dang hard mentally.
I forgot to post about Saturday's Run for Sherry- 8 of us met at the waterfront and ran varying distances in memory of Sherry. Joining thousands of other runners across the world all choosing to honor this woman who had been murdered by evil men while out on her morning run. Such a tragedy - but I couldn't help thinking of Romans 8:28, how God does work all things for good. Her legacy, what people do in her name, in honor of her - that is what God will work out of a horrific act. Evil will not win.
Wish me luck.. All I want for Sunday is to finish strong. Walk less than I did in the Girlfriend's Half (IT Band pain), and beat my time previous Half time.