Friday, April 17, 2009

13.1 miles... here I come!

So, tomorrow is the big day, my first half marathon. I've been training for months and cardio-wise I feel very ready. My knee, though, started hurting a couple weeks ago during one of my long runs and hasn't been the same since. I took this whole week off to rest my knee. I've been doing some special stretches and rolling my IT band out with a foam roller (hurts like @$%^). If I was to get an injury, I'm just thankful it was now and not when I first started so I was able to push hard for this long. I'm optimistic though. I bought a special IT band strap that's supposed to be a pressure point thing, I have my bottle of Aleve I will take with me and a huge jar of icy hot. I also have some kinesio tape I got at the Expo yesterday that I can try too. My sister, Ashleigh, gets in tonight around 9:30pm and her, me, my other sister Whitney, and her best friend Mallory, will head out around 5:15am tomorrow. It looks like we will have perfect running weather. I'm sure it will be great!

13 comments:

Shana said...

Good Luck Jaime, I know you'll do awesome!

sportyrls said...

I've been thinking about you all week- Good luck tomorrow! You can do it, and I can't wait to hear how it went. :)

armywiferocks said...

Good luck. I can't wait to hear all about it!

Heidi said...

I've been meaning to tell you that your last post motivated me! I decided on a whim to run the 1/2 as well... thank you!! Hopefully I'll see you tomorrow!

Loree said...

you go girl! i wish you the best luck and i will be praying for your knee ;) PS you should try Dr. Hoy's Pain Relief Gel... that stuff if the best and REALLY WORKS! check it out on the web, just google Dr. Hoy's & you will find it. Good luck lady :)

Cansas said...

YEAH! Good luck to you.

Tyson and Jen said...

GOOD LUCK!!! It's so much fun to run a race! You'll get such a runners high! It's awesome! I am sure you will do awesome!! HAVE FUN!!

The Thornocks said...

Ha, I was signing onto blogger to write a post with that exact header. Can't wait to see you!

Megan said...

Good luck! I know you will do great!

Jacob S. said...

Good luck, I'm proud of you. You are welcome to come home afterward so long as you finish under 2 hours. Love you!

peter said...

I can't wait to hear all about it...this has been three years in the making. :) Kristy

Julie G. said...

Good luck Jamie I will wave at you as I drive by after my night shift. Hope your knee feels ok.

Woodruff Family said...

I was thinking about you all during my workout this morning. I know all you have done this past year is a great accomplishment. I am so proud of you! One day I'll run that marathon along side you. Let me know how it went. If Jake won't let you come home, you can live with me ;^)