In conjunction with my first run, I had been doing the 30 day squat challenge. Between the both of these, I felt that pain in my leg for the next week. I finally connected that the squat challenge may be adversely affecting me, so I stopped that as well as running. I'm taking this week to try simply walking. I'm only going to do it on the track, and I know I need to take it slow. Since I'm a little worried about Pete's plan, I'm going to try this one next week (assuming I have no pain during or after walking this week). I'm planning to go get fitted for new shoes next week as well.
One of the hardest parts about listening to my body was knowing that this extra delay means I will not be able to run the Esprit de She in just ten days.
I've literally been looking forward to this race before it was even announced. I'm unbelievably disappointed, but I know it's for the best. I know I can not risk re-injury. Not to mention I refuse to be on that scooter ever again! I still plan to go to Esprit de She and be a part of the festivities. I love cheering on other runners, and I know the atmosphere will be worth it. Want to know a little more about the race? Watch the video below!