Week 3 was supposed to be my breakout week. Back from vacation feeling good and weather cooling off a bit. Things don’t always go as planned as most of you know.
Week started off great. I PR’d my 5k time (27:51) without even trying. Not even in a race. Next morning I felt a little something in my left knee. Not pain, just something wasn’t right. I made the decision to not run since I’m still over 12 weeks away. I ran a little 2 miles the following day and took Friday off as scheduled. Hoping this would go away. Saturday I ran in the gym to go lighter on the knee even though it wasn’t bothering me. All good except on Saturday after my run, I stubbed my little toe (sandals) on our cement steps while washing our cars. Broken or bruised? Wasn’t sure, but hurt a bit and was certainly tender.
Sunday, last day of the week and needed to give my knee a little test and overcome the toe thing. Toe felt better and no pain when stepping on it, so good! I got out just before sunrise (pictured) for a run at my favorite place so I could just relax and enjoy the run. I didn’t hit the target 5 miles, but 3.6 was a good enough test today and was content with my effort. Knee was fine during run, but that little knot again for a few hours after.
I missed the mark this week (again) but I know I sacrificed a little short term, hopefully for success long term.
Week 3 results below, Let’s see how week 4 goes?
Sunrise at Cooper River, NJ