Sunday, March 17, 2013

Germantown Half-Marathon

I ran my 2nd half-marathon today...on St. Patrick's Day. Thankfully this one was closer to the Memphis area.

Arrived at the Germantown Athletic Club around 6:30am for packet pick-up. At packet pick-up, I met one of the girls I've been tweeting with that also has a running blog...@MommiesRun aka Cecilia. She's on the sidelines right now due to a stress fracture & having to wear a walking boot...hoping that's not going to be me!

Ok, so I've been having ankle issues for a while. This week, I talked with the physical therapist that just recently bought the gym I attend. She offered to tape me up Thursday evening & wanted me to run on it Friday morning...ran about 4.5 miles & worked twinges. She met me at the gym to tape me up again last night. I was so hoping this would work...

Unfortunately, I was uncomfortable throughout the race...pain started within the first mile or two. I sucked it up & tried running through it, but somewhere around mile 10 I had to walk briefly & then again around mile 12. Not only was my ankle hurting, but I was starting to get that floppy, clumsy leg feeling...I assume that's lactic acid build up.

I must admit, this race was a lot more lonely along the course...not many cheering crowds compared to Birmingham & to me there seemed to be more hills, though I haven't compared the elevation of the two races. I felt I struggled more in this one.

I was hoping to beat my time of 2:02:59, but that didn't happen. I finished in 2:09:15...a little disappointed, but I guess that's not too bad for being in pain & trying to fight through it.

My husband has an appointment with our family physician tomorrow morning...I may tagalong & see if they can squeeze in an x-ray.


  1. Forgot to add that at the Finish Line, I saw my friend Julianne aka Jules a nice hug from her & she presented me with my medal. :)

  2. I could tell you were in pain as you rounded the corner to the Finish Line and I felt for you. I was so proud to be able to give you that hard-fought for medal!
    Keeping you in my prayers that this is nothing more serious than an overuse strain and it will be healed with rest and some time off of running. I know how frustrating that is - been there a couple times.
    You were a trooper and I am proud of you!

    AND you were rockin' that outfit!! SO CUTE!! :)