On Thanksgiving morning, Jason picked me up and we headed to White Bear Lake to run the 2012 Fast Before the Feast 5k. We ran this one last year, so I knew exactly what to expect for the course. My knee injury was still nagging (started physical therapy for it on Monday...), but I did it anyway. Jason had a sore leg, so I figured we could take it nice and easy and keep each other going. Once we hit the start line, Jason said good luck and took off, so I was at it alone.
No biggie, as I normally end up racing alone, but I knew right off the bat it would be tough to keep it going. My knee was screaming at me within a quarter mile, but I tried to ignore it and keep going. I will spare you the boring recap, but I only made it to the 2.5 mile mark before I had to walk. I started up the huge hill, but had tears in my eyes and knew it was bad, so I forced myself to walk. This is very difficult for me, as I have never had to walk in a 5k. It happens. For the last half mile, I would run until the tears would start and then walk until I could get them to stop. I finished this one and it was the slowest 5k I have ever run.
|After the Last Sibling Race of the Year|
Not exactly how I wanted to end up 2012 running season. With my knee still acting up, I don't see myself running another one this year.
Injuries happen and there isn't a lot you can do about them. I'm just hoping with physical therapy, I can get my knee back to where it needs to be so I can actually run again.