It’s been hard to admit, but long runs are no longer in my future. A week ago Sunday, I did an 11 mile run to prepare for the OC Half Marathon. I’d been having problems with my hamstring, but was back on track, so I thought. The first five miles went fairly well, but then by mile six, I was hurting. It was bad—not just my hamstring, but my knee too. Those last five miles were agony. By the next morning, I had made a decision that was hard but necessary—I wasn’t going to put myself through 13.1 miles on May 6th.
But I know it’s the right decision, but it did mean that I had to walk the 5k for the Automattic Worldwide WP. I just did my three miles here in Laguna instead of my Crystal Cove run, but it meant that I could take my dog Kayla with me. She doesn’t like going for more than three miles, so it was perfect, in the end. Although I’ve almost forgotten how much that 11 miler hurt, I have to find a replacement for running. Those long runs in future will have to be six miles or less!
So here’s the walk that Kayla and I took! We even went on the beach for a bit, thankfully the tide was permitting.
- Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k (tinykitchenstories.com)