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Monday, July 19, 2010

Time Keeps on ticking....

The countdown to the Nike Women's Half-Marathon is on! I have exactly 12 weeks and 5 days until the race. Between then and now I have to raise $4000 and be prepared to run the hills of San Francisco. Since my hip has been injured I haven't been training as hard as I'd like to but this week I am determined to get back on schedule. Even if I am unable to run I will walk so that I can get my mileage in. Today I did a 4.6 mile run/walk, I took it pretty slowly and had an 11:30 min/mile pace. The heat combined with not running consistently certainly take a toll. I can't wait until the day when running this distance is a breeze.

After my run I laid on the couch and applied my new best friend - my trusty bag of frozen peas. I am hoping to avoid too much inflamation by icing after every run or walk. I know people that have taken this approach and successfully avoided injury so I am doing it too. I am keeping my trusty anti-inflamatories in stock because that will also help alleviate pain and inflamation.

On the fundraising front, I now have 31% of my $4000 goal. I want to give a big THANK YOU to everyone that has contributed so far. I still have a long way to go and all contributions are welcome! Remember, your donation is 100% tax deductible! I've been working hard on fundraising, last week I sent out 100 letters by post, I am sending emails like a mad woman and I am planning a cocktail party for the end of this month.

Please cross your fingers because I am actively trying to do a wine and chocolate fundraiser but still haven't nailed down the date. I am working on it!

Well, tomorrow I plan on doing some cross training, probably strength that focuses on my lower body. Building strength in my lower body will also help me prevent injury. So tell me, have you been exercising consistently? Do you have anything new that you've added to your program?


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6 comments:

Becky Jane said...

Good luck on your training! I'll be rootin' for ya!
Thanks, Becky Jane
Raising kids can be a lot like weeding the rose bed...well worth it, but...OUCH!
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Tracie said...

Good Luck! I found ice massage to be wonderful also. Just get dixie cups, fill them with water and freeze them. When you are done running you can use it to "massage" the sore or inflamed areas.

Deb said...

Good job with the run. You are doing it just right by listening to your body and taking it slow.
If you get tired of thawing out your peas you can use a towel. Soak it good and wring the excess water out and then freeze. It'll cover more area (if you need it) and it will be flexible enough to wrap around (if you need it.)

Jamie said...

Good Luck!

Lucy postpartumillness.com said...

I hope your hip gets better. Even if you walk it congrats to you. I dont know if I would ever willingly walk that far even though I know it would be really good for me.

Mariah said...

I'm nursing a hip injury as well. Yesterday I attended my first TNT meeting for my half marathon in October. There was a sports prevention Dr. there and he suggested major building of the butt muscle to prevent hip injuries. Thought I'd share

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