My last 10 miler before Boston

I wish I was sitting here writing about how amazing my last 10 miler felt, and how stoked I am to be running in a few days but this is the reality…. it hurt. Here is were my story began…. 2 wks ago before My SI Half I bought these new shoes that I was in love with.  Race day I put them on… I hated them… I am a stability girl, and as far as these shoes were concerned (while very pretty), they were very unstable and left right ankle with sharp pains… I shook it off.

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My new run was on the treadmill… and before I even left my house to head to the gym… I was limping around my house….I got to the gym and by mile 2, I was feeling better.

Then came Sunday…From the moment I started the run I felt like hell.  I also always have this theory that I feel better if I run the day before a long run or race and I didn’t… so I thought ok, it’s just going to take a few miles.  Well by mile 7 I was limping and by mile 9 I could feel a blister forming on the bottom of my left foot. Needless to say, I finished it, but it was not pretty.

That's a bs smile... I think it's more like I'm happy I'm still alive and not sure how I'm going to run 26.2 miles in a week.
That’s a bs smile… I think it’s more like I’m happy I’m still alive and not sure how I’m going to run 26.2 miles in a week.

I immediately emailed my coach and he told me I had two choices… wear the sneakers I had been training in all along or go get new ones because I still had time to break them in… so… that is what I did tonight.. I went to Fleet Feet and got my new kicks and I’m hoping that they will be the ones that I wear to Boston… if not I will just still to what I have been training in….but they are quite pretty:)

My reality.... ready or not...
My reality…. ready or not…

How are my Boston friends enjoying the taper?

Can anybody recommend a good sushi spot in Boston?

Is there anything that I MUST do?

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3 thoughts on “My last 10 miler before Boston

  1. It’s getting so close!!! I’m so proud of you!!! Embrace the moment and take it all in and realize the rare company you are in.

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