I am so close to finally being able to go out for a run! Just two more days until I can go outside and run a nice, slow, flat test mile and hopefully my IT band will enjoy it. It feels remarkably better, so I’m very optimistic.
I have been quite absent on the blog in the last week because I haven’t had much interesting happening . I’ve been stretching the IT band and not doing a lot else. I did a little recumbent cycling at the gym and tried to do some upper body lifting but even that made my IT band uncomfortable. I took it as a divine sign encouraging 2 weeks extreme laziness and fully complied. I’ve spent a lot of time snuggling with my dog.
(this picture is extra funny because my dog only weighs 7 pounds. Natalie Dee = wonderful)
On Sunday, I volunteered at the Love the Run You’re With 5K. It was so disappointing not to be able to run, but I actually had a fantastic time volunteering at packet pick up. I really liked the Pacers team and it was great to spend a few hours with new people. After, I went out and watched the race and kept my camera trained on the finish line so I could get a picture of Suze crossing the finish line. As she crossed, I realized I had drained my battery waiting. In retrospect, I suppose keeping my camera on and zoomed in for a solid 30 minutes was not smart.
We met up with a slew of run bloggers and tweeters for a brunch/lunch. Everyone was so friendly and funny. As a huge group, we were kind of split into two sections of a really long table. There was a lot of laughter at my end of the table, and by the looks of the pictures that Liz has, the other side of the table was having just as much fun. I’m pretty excited to see this group again.
Luckily, I don’t have to wait long. I’ll be seeing Beth, Amy and Suzanne for some pool running bright and early tomorrow morning. I’ve never tried it before (and I haven’t been up that early in a really long time) but I’m excited. I’m so ready to get back to running!