Cha Cha Changes

It’s been a while since I’ve posted something. Unfortunately, there has been a slight change of plans. I was planning on running the Wrightsville Beach Quintiles Full Marathon in March 2017. Flashback to January of 2016, I suffered from an IT band injury to my left leg. I didn’t run for about 3 weeks, and it was the most excruciating pain I’ve ever experience while running.

This past December I started my training for my first full marathon. I figured I had plenty of time get up to 20-something miles. I usually do my long runs on Saturday with the roadrunners, that way I have company. For four Saturdays I was stuck at 8 miles. After 6 miles I started to feel a tweak in my knee and at mile 8 a little pain started to settle in. Remembering how much trouble I had with IT band in January, I was very careful on my runs.

I finally came to the very tough decision to transfer from the full marathon to the half marathon. I decided instead of struggling through 26.2 miles and not knowing what is going to happen with my knee, I will try to get a PR for my half marathon. My PR for a half marathon was actually at my first half marathon, which was the Wrightsville Beach Quintiles Half in 2015. I finished in 2:16:16. My goals for this race: Finish and get a PR.

Half marathon number 5 here I come!!

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