So today was the first day of training for the San Diego Rock 'n Roll Marathon... And while I managed to hit the 10 mile mark today, it wasn't everything I thought it would be.
Since this is the first run I've had since P.F. Chang's, I thought for sure it was going to be all sunshine and lollipops (or at least a little bit invigorating, right?)... First two miles I went out way too fast - 8:15 & 8:30! My normal pace is 9:30, so I was like WHOA!! Slow down legs!!! I knew I'd been getting antsy to get out and run, but this was ridiculous.
Around mile 3, the knee pain started up. EFF ME!!! I struggled through the rest of the run, 2 miles at a time. I had to stop every 2 miles to give my knees a stretch and a little massage to make it the next 2. Lucky for me, I can start/stop my Garmin and still get an accurate time. 10 miles, 1:35:42... Not exactly where I want to be.
Got home, and instantly popped the good ol' ice bags on for 20 minutes. Huge relief... Calling the Dr tomorrow to see what's up. Ugh!! I'm hoping it's nothing that a spiffy little brace can't fix!