Haaaahahaha, I’m cracking myself up over the title of this post (in general, me no creative when thinking up post titles, so I’m particularly proud of this one.)
And I hope, by now, you’ve realized that the “quickie” I’m referring to has nothing to do with copulation and everything to do with running a 4-mile race last Sunday.
City Parks Foundation “Run For The Parks” 4-Mile Race and Kid’s Races
I know, I know, you’re thinking ‘Why is a four-mile race considered a ‘quickie’? Well, my friends, a really good way to make four miles seem short is to run 13.1 miles on the same route two weeks before. This race went by super-fast and with relative ease, especially compared to that beast of a half-marathon.
There’s good and bad news about the aftermath. The good? I managed to finish in 27:45, which is juuuuuuust under a 7:00 mile and was fast enough to place me 18th in the women’s overall and 8th in my age group. It was a decent time for me (not a PR but a solid effort) and the fact that I did it without having run for the last two weeks, thanks to my knee injury, also adds to my happiness about the race results.
So what’s the bad news? Well, my knee felt alright during the race but started to hurt badly again afterwards, so now I’m back to where I was three weeks ago- resting, icing and ibuprofening the crap out of it. Le boo
I want to run again!
However, really, the best part of the race was that I organized participation from both parents and children at the school I teach at. We had more than 20 kids show up, ready to run, which makes my physical-activity-loving heart swell with joy and pride over their excitement and enjoyment of racing. Le awesome!
So that’s all the news that’s fit to print right now, no more racing and a lot more resting for this gimp. I gotta get my knee healthy again because, all of a sudden, I’m less than 6 months out from the Chicago Marathon and time’s a wastin’! Hopefully I’ll be back to good soon and on the road to (cue ominous music here…) marathon training!