First, I want to share with you my workout schedule from last week. Still no running but I did do 2 miles yesterday
Sunday: Swam for 15 mins (it was the saddest swim ever, it’s just not my thing), 1 hour on the elliptical.
Wednesday: 45 mins elliptical, 2 hours of dance practice
Saturday: 1 hour elliptical
Total Mileage: Another zero mile week
Now I want to share with you what was going through my head and what level frustration I was at. Yes I have started talking to myself, don’t judge. Not running may be making me slightly crazy. And have I mentioned cranky? pretty sure I have.
Sunday: ”Stupid IT band costing me money, not getting any better, not letting me run. This sucks. Can’t believe I couldn’t run the Indy Mini yesterday. Wasted money on traveling and a race that I couldn’t even run. Whatevs IT Band, you suck.” (Frustration level 7)
Monday: “Rest is good for this IT band problem. It doesn’t hurt anymore so it should be ready in time for the marathon. I can do this.” (Frustration level 4)
Tuesday: “I want to punch every healthy runner I see and steal their IT bands so I can run.” (Frustration level 8)
Wednesday: “I am going to my butt voodoo lady today and she will fix my IT band and I will run again and be fine. I will even take it easy when I run, just excited to be running again” (Frustration level 2)
Thursday: “I’m not running the marathon. There is no way I can run it based on my last few weeks. This pain in my IT band is not getting any better, who am I kidding. I’m done. That’s it. Not running this year” (Frustration level 10+)
Friday: “My IT band feels amazing. I can’t believe it. Can’t believe I was considering not running. Stay calm Jess, don’t get too excited and still rest it just to make sure.” (Frustration level 1)
Saturday: “IT band still feels good, I think I will run 2 easy miles if it still feels good tomorrow. Marathon is only a little over a week away so still plenty of time for rest and a miracle. Hang in there” (Frustration level 1)
This time next week, I hope to be doing the post marathon hobble. I look forward to laughing because I can’t walk up and down the stairs and hopefully writing my recap of how awesome the Cleveland Marathon is.
Who’s ready to run this race? Stay tuned for some weather tips tomorrow!