Almost Healthy…I’m Ready to Run

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!

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13 responses to “Almost Healthy…I’m Ready to Run

  1. The earliness is a challenge, but you’ll love pool running! See you in the morning!

    • Carly D. @ CarlyBananas

      The earliness wasn’t as bad as I thought! I really had a good time though. It didn’t feel like that much of a workout until I got out of the pool and was STARVING. I totally get the 3 breakfasts thing now…

  2. That’s so cool that you got to meet up with local tweeters/bloggers! I’m jealous! And great that you volunteered. I know how hard it had to have been, I’m not sure I’d be strong enough to with that WANT to run feeling! But you did a good thing!

    • Carly D. @ CarlyBananas

      It was a really good time. DC seems to be a run blogger/tweeter hot spot. 🙂
      I was surprised that the volunteering wasn’t totally torture. There was one point where I got a little sad as the finishers that I would have been with crossed the finish, but overall I at least felt like I was part of the race. And it gave me good practice for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler – I signed up to volunteer so I can skip the lottery next year and get guaranteed entry!

  3. 2 days will go by so fast and you’ll be SO HAPPY you waited out your injury! That’s how I felt anyways.

    Good for you for volunteering at a race though I’d imagine it would be quite hard when you can’t run yourself!

    • Carly D. @ CarlyBananas

      I am so ready for my test run!
      The volunteering was mostly fun but definitely tough to watch people crossing the finish. Thankfully, I have two races in March to look forward to! 🙂

  4. amy

    It was great to meet you this morning, or I guess for the 2nd time 🙂 Sorry that it took me so long to put two and two together!

  5. I have been wanting to do a meet up in my area! Why oh Why do I procrastinate so much?

  6. Hope your run goes well this week! Nice to meet you yesterday!

    • Carly D. @ CarlyBananas

      Nice to meet you too! And thanks for showing me where the pool & helping me out. I had no idea that a public school would charge (because I had no idea the pool was that nice!). I owe you one!

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