Monday, January 18, 2010

So Mad!!

As soon as I started having kids I decided my fitness goal would be to do a marathon inbetween each pregnancy. So far I've been able to stick with it, completing 3 marathons. Well I was getting the itch back in the fall but couldn't find any marathons in AZ on Saturdays, they were all Sundays. I came to the conclusion I was just going to have to go up to Utah to do one on a Saturday. I planned on doing the SLC one in April up until about a week and a half ago when I stumbled upon one in Pheonix on the 30th of this month. I don't know how I didn't find it earlier, I was always looking for one sooner and closer, this one was perfect! Only problem is at that point I had 3 and a half weeks to build up to it. yikes! I was in shape for a solid half, so I really had to step up fast! Well I went on a 16 mile run last week to see how I felt before I officially signed up, the run felt great! True I was a bit sore afterwards, but I was surprised how good it felt. Since the run went so well I decided to sign up for the race, something I dont' normally do unless it's a triathlon or a marathon, although I have done one where I didn't sign up, but after running that far I wanted a medal and shirt for it. Well 2 days later I went out for some speed work early in the dark morning because I have to be back for Aaron to go. I had just started and was going hard when suddenly I was on the ground. Seriously I had no time to react, I just dropped! I hit a rock and completely ate it! Yes I'm sure it was hilarious to anybody who may have seen, but I didn't even care I was just so mad cause my ankle was killing and I couldn't afford to miss a single run at this point with the race 2 weeks away! I decided to try to run it off, which after about a 1/2 mile worked but by the end of my 8 miles I was hurting and suffered for it the rest of the day and yesterday. I hate that I already signed up, I have to do it pain or no pain I must follow through. Thank goodness for the eliptical. I did that this morning and it felt great, so we'll see. Wednesday is supposed to be my longest training run - 20 miles and it's my only chance since Aaron doesn't have another day off until the race. OH! I hate this! I'm having major anxiety can ya tell? I've never had a running injury so this is so frustrating to me I don't really know how to handle it. I know my feet are nasty without one being swollen and fat, but at least I have all my toenails and haven't been growing my leg hairs out for months, which is how many of you have seen my legs and feet. he he! I just thought I would show you why I'm giong crazy! But these pictures probably don't look as bad as I make it seem.

10 comments:

Jourdan said...

That's crappy. But, honestly? I've never heard of anyone "safely" going from 13 to 26.2 in 3 weeks. So... kind of serves you right for being so ambitious. But not really, because running injuries bite the big one.


I have the Half this weekend and currently have: a bum hip that hurts enough to make me walk and cry after about 4 miles, a semi-sore ankle, a reoccurring knee problem, my left arm that is falling asleep & constantly tingly and a gallbladder that could attack again at any moment.

I don't expect to get a good time, but I'm positive I can finish. Oh well. I HATE INJURIES!!!!

I'm sure you'll push through it, just like you always do! GOod luck!

David and Jenny said...

ah shoot!

Laurie/CJ said...

It looks way better today already, I bet you'll be crazy running girl in no time!!

laurdacooj said...

uh. you need a cast.

laurdacooj said...

ha ha hah ahahha!!!!!!

Allie said...

Um, Jessie... and Jourdan, for that matter- Neither one of you should be running in any length of race with those injuries! Both of you need to be like the rest of us and sit on the couch.

Good luck with whatever you decide.

David and Jenny said...

nice cankles...love, david

thekerrclan said...

Bummer Jess! Hope you are feeling better soon.

the murdocks said...

Oh my gosh Jessie! OUCH! My ankle hurts right now just reading that. You are crazy woman. Seriously, how do you do it!! Well, I wish you luck with your ankle, but be careful so you don't injure it forever! Miss you.

Spencer said...

Which one is the normal ankle?