I guess I’m a real runner now

So, I ran my first 5K a few weeks ago. Yay! Yay me!

It's official!

It’s official!

It was a challenge because it was my first 5K but it was also a challenge because I happened to fall down some stairs just before getting in the car to go to the 5K. So. Yea. I sort of….landed right on my left knee, while slamming the back of my right leg onto a stair, and….hitting my back on the car door…. Fun! But, I ran the whole 5K! I did it! Yay! Yay me!

Then….I did a second 5K the following weekend. Although the second 5K wasn’t much of a race since the course was in a corn maze and it had rained nonstop two nights before. Instead of a race, it was like an episode of a reality tv show…where the contestants had to try to climb through miles of mud….all while wearing a tutu. Not sure what show that would be. But, I lived it. That was my reality. (It was fun – but next time I will not wear my mostly-new running shoes. We passed many shoes that had simply been abandoned in the mud. I lost a shoe but luckily, a guy walking by us helped to wrestle it out of the mud. I did check each one just in case they were a size 7….)

Now, since this whole running thing is still new for me, I’m not quite sure what to do about my legs. I’ve been elevating. And bracing. And elevating while bracing. I am hoping to make an appointment with a sports medicine doc this week (since the race was two weeks ago). So, please think positive-knee-so-I-can-keep-running thoughts.

In the meantime, tomorrow’s training session will be a walk/jog/walk/jog/walk/walk.

 

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