As much as I have been looking forward to running my FIRST full marathon in Philly this weekend, I know it is the right thing to just run the half. I have been injured for 2 months and the longest run I ran was 17 miles (55 days ago). If that run was a couple of weeks ago, I’d say I was ready for the full. I can even wing it if I wanted to right now but I would definitely not meet my time goal and I would definitely need to take A LOT of walk breaks and probably injure myself more. Since, I am still kind of injured, I probably shouldn’t be running the half at all. I did run 6 miles Thursday night without any knee pain so thats a good sign!!
I am heading to the expo in a couple of hours to pickup my packet, check out some great companies and gear, and meet up with 2 great ladies, Ashley and Kara. We might also bump into Melissa! I love expos! I am most excited to see KT Tape and hopefully get a professional knee tape up!
Ashley, Kara, and I are heading up to Shannon’s house after the expo for a fun girls night with a pasta dinner and probably a too late bedtime. Together we’re going to head back to Philly in the morning to run both the half (Me and Kara) and the full (Ashley, Melissa, and Shannon) marathon.
A recap of the Philadelphia Marathon to follow. Until then, wish us all (and my knee) luck!