That is how my week has gone. I have not run a step (other than up and down stairs trying to frantically pack last night) since Sunday. I can still feel a bit of pain but it isn't excruciating like it was after the race. So I am hoping tomorrow will be okay, since it is trails and an easier pace.
I sincerely hope it goes well. This week has been horrible. I really could use a good long run in the forest. I think Mouse is in the same boat so we should have a really good time. We have already discussed a run to the store for ice to help with any injuries post race.
Work has just been a madhouse this week. I have several projects on my plate and it seems like anytime I get in a groove on one I get an email or a call needing something on a different one ASAP. My brain wasn't happy with that by the time 7 pm rolled around last night. I had a hard time even remembering my name by the end of the day. I am sure all of that was made worse by the lack of running.
I was so out of it last night and stressed over some stupid insurance stuff that I had a complete anxiety attack on the road. David was driving and it just felt like every car on the road was going to nail us and I couldn't breathe. It was scary. David was so concerned he asked if I needed to see someone.
But I am feeling much better this morning. The weekend trip to the woods is just what I need. I have been looking forward to this race for what seems like forever. Funny since it is the one race this season that I won't be "racing" :)
I am so excited to try all the different nutrition and practice my race plans for JFK. Checking out all the aid stations. Watching the 50 mile runners come in. Walking up the hills :) Running in my trail shoes. So much fun to be had!
Hope everyone has a great weekend! Good luck to everyone doing Portage Lakes Tri and the Buckeye Half Marathon.