Rock n Roll Half Marathon

This past weekend, I completed the 2nd rock n roll half marathon in St Louis and the expo.

Last years medal

So this year, training didn’t go as planned. Well, to be honest it went the total OPPOSITE of planned, considering I was signed up for the full. Oh well

(rewind to sunday)

Tiffany and I woke up MIGHTY early to get so yummy food, get dressed, and on the road! We only had a 10 min drive haha

We walked around trying not to freeze to death (it was a windy 40 degrees!), went to the bathroom, and found Rob and ANgela!! Tiffany was in corral 5 (ms speedy!) while Rob, Angela, and I hung back.

Before we knew it, it was time to get going! I think we stayed together for about a half mile. So it was just me and my IPOD. We are best friends haha. I was actually feeling pretty good. I was wide awake, even my knee was cooperating. I was keeping a 10 min/mile pace. I felt great till about 7 miles.

Then it went down hill a bit….. My left ankle was in A LOT of pain. Running was kindof out. Which was really frustrating, because I have never had to walk before. But I didn’t want to make it worse.

At mile 8, I was feeling better so I told myself, you can run down hill and on flat, but NOT uphill. That seemed to help. (along with texting Tabor and my brother. I needed the emotional support to keep going!)

So I walked. Eventually, I was ok with that. And I finished, which was my goal haha

Check Angela’s blog. She has a few posts all about the race with great pictures!

(fast forward to Monday night)

I mayyy have had a bit of a break down.

I decided it was time for wine while watching the Cardinals game. Then they lost.

I was getting any better, so it was time for the big guns!  Bath, muscle, magazine, and candles (I used the pillow gift you gave me tiffany!)

I hoping the week (and my ankle, knee, hip) have a better week starting today!!!

Question for you:

Have you ever had a running injury?

How did you stay in shape if you couldn’t run?

9 thoughts on “Rock n Roll Half Marathon”

  1. OOHHH! That bath looks so inviting! Hope you enjoyed your soak!
    Running injury? What? Never heard of that…Oh, you mean the tibial stress fractures and 2 hip stress fractures? I walked A LOT, got up to 6 miles/day. And did other strength training. Injury recovery is an exercise in patience. Something I am usually short of…so it was tricky to try to be patient and heal…but so worth it!

  2. The only running injury I’ve had is my current one.. but I got it doing insanity so technically it’s not a running injury! Lol.

    I hope you feel better soon!! Keep doing that yoga and maybe ice the parts that really hurt.

    And yay for finishing! We both pushed it out!
    ~Ang

  3. I haven’t had a running injury. I did have severe anemia and I coped by walking and just spending a lot of time with friends and family and trying not to think about running (which didn’t work). Yoga is a big help too for avoiding injuries :). Congrats on finishing the half marathon, regardless of time you had fun and you still got the medal!

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