Another so-so week. :(
I've been feeling a little burnt out with training the past few weeks, which has led to not doing as much running as I should.
However, I did get my 8 miles in yesterday! Tried to do it in the morning, but I accidentally overslept by an hour, so I had to split it up. I did 5 miles in the morning and 3 miles in the evening, both on the treadmill and while watching Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter on blu-ray. I felt great other than some tendon issues and a blister, but I'm just so glad I made it.
In regards to the tendon issues, I have been experiencing pain in that big tendon on the back/outside of my left knee (I'm not a doctor, I don't know what its name is) every time I run more than 4 or 5 miles. It started hurting after my 5-miler, but a little ice and Aleve fixed it. I mostly felt okay during the last 3 miles, with the exception of one little twinge of pain. This has happened a lot lately, but it feels fine by the end of the day or the next day. I can't decide whether my stride is wrong, I'm putting too much sudden stress on it (not running frequently enough, then doing long runs), I have bad shoes, or I'm not warming up/stretching enough. Either way, it's making me super nervous for the race. When it starts to hurt, I HAVE to stop and walk. If that happens at mile 7 on race day, I'm effed. This week I am going to try hard to do more 3-milers during the week and stay loose.
In other news, my husband has moved past his burn-out phase and seems really ready to finish out strong. Which helped pull me out of the rut too! We are only 33 days away from running our first half marathon, and it's time to crack down. We're trying to be really strict about eating at home as much as possible and getting some more miles in each week.
Also, we're going to Salt Fork State Park with my husband's family next weekend for our annual Labor Day camping, so there will probably be some running happening there! It's always a great time and there's so much to do. Staying active won't be a problem... I just need to try not to eat a million s'mores. Like I am sometimes known to do.