...very sore old woman!
On Saturday, 9-10-11, I ran my second half marathon in 3 weeks.
I still had a sore knee from the Hobble Creek marathon so I wore a brace on my left knee and a band on the right. With that much support, I was ready to run!
(I like to be at the back of the lineup to race, especially if I'm wearing a timing chip. That way, I don't have a bunch of people passing me.)
Before mile 4, I was doing pretty darn good, if I do say so myself. By mile 5, I realized the knee brace and silly band didn't do anything for these sore, old, knees. They were ON FIRE! And I'm not talking about speed. They caused So. Much. Pain!
Several times throughout the race I wondered if I was going to be able to finish - but I did! In fact, a half block from the finish line, the man in the picture below, ran along side of me and said, "Let's get across!" For some reason, that was enough to motivate me to pour it on. How nice of the man to let the old lady cross the line first!
I didn't come in last! My time was 2:33:27.
I got third place in my age group...out of 3! Not superb, but that's OK. I finished!
Right after the race, we went to a family reunion in West Haven. I iced my knees during the hour and a half drive. On the way back, we stopped at the Burger Bar in Roy to have some delicious shakes.
A raspberry fresh lime shake is just the treat to soothe the fire knees!
I'm taking a week off from running to make sure I heal.