August 12, 2004
no race after all, for all the wrong reasons
I signed up for a 5K tomorrow night, so today's run was not only a test of my leg but a pre-race ritual - 6.5 miles easy, with 10x100m strides. I wish I could say that my leg didn't hurt at all. It was bearable but it still hurt, and the strides were slower than I'm capable of. I could tell that yesterday's rest helped, but I wasn't completely over the injury yet, and I resigned myself to the possibility of a mediocre race tomorrow.
A few hours later the hurricane warnings went up and the race (and a whole lot of other stuff) was officially cancelled. The storm is supposed to hit us tomorrow afternoon. I've seen so many storms not hit us that it's kind of hard to take this one seriously, but the media seems to think it's the real deal this time. When I was younger I used to think hurricanes were cool, but now that I'm a grouchy old homeowner I'm not so wild about them. I hate to say I wish this one would hit somewhere else, but I do.
Posted by joe positive at August 12, 2004 7:58 PM
Here'e hoping that Charley leaves you and your home alone! Also that your leg continues to heal. I had a partial tear in a knee ligament earlier this year that set me back several weeks of running. What a frustrating experience it was, so I am definitely rooting for you on this one. By the way, my grandparents live in Lakeland, so when I visit them I fly in and out of Tampa. It seems like a fun city, especially with the ocean not too far away. Definitely humid Florida there, though. Good luck with the storm and your leg! Meghan
Posted by: Meghan at August 12, 2004 9:08 PM