As my half nears, I’m being extra cautious about making it to the start line injury-free. Because of this, earlier this week when I started noticing just how tired my legs were and some pain in my feet/ankles and knee, I decided to take a few days off from running…including National Running Day.
What’s the most surprising to me is that I’m actually OK with this decision. I’ve still be working out everyday, just not running. But tomorrow morning I’ll be heading out for my first run since Wednesday. Wish me luck! And it’ll be my last “long” run before the half.
Other plans for this week leading up to the race include abstaining from alcohol (after last night’s epic bachelorette party, I think this won’t be too difficult), getting lots of rest, and making smart running decisions.
Random question: has anyone ever gotten bruises from foam rolling?