First of all, I just wanted to thank all of you guys for the support from my last post. I felt so bad about what happened, but you guys made me feel better. And from what I read, some of you guys have had far more embarrassing things happen to you. Am I a bad person because reading that made me feel just a tad bit better? 😉
I mentioned a few months ago that I intended to run the Peachtree Road Race. I have been training for it over the last few months. What I didn’t mention is that the Atlanta Track Club recently changed their rules and would only allow people to enter the race by a lottery system.
Even though I knew I may not get in, I still trained for the race . . . until my knee started acting up. Well this morning I got the email and Corey and I are both in the race!
I was so surprised! They were allowing 60,000 people in the race and I know that tons of people rush to sign up for it every year. It’s actually the world’s largest 10K race. 🙂 I was excited to see that we had gotten in. But I’m also nervous. I haven’t done any running in a couple of weeks because my knee is still swollen. To make matters worse, when I woke up this morning I was feeling some burning pain along the left side of my knee and thigh (the opposite side of the swelling).
I am kind of at a loss as to what I should do. I don’t want to run and make my knee worse. But if I don’t start some kind of training by the end of April (at the very latest), then there is no way I will be ready for it. But I was thinking that maybe I could just walk the race. There’s no law that says I have to run it, right? And last year’s Peachtree Road Race was so fantastic. I loved the atmosphere!
So what do you think I should do? Just forget about the race and hope to do another 10K when it heals? Walk the race?
Either way I plan on visiting a doctor soon. I need to know what is causing this swelling and hopefully fix the problem.