This month I wanted to run a 9-11 remembrance race. If I was going on this 5K kick, that was one charity run I really wanted to find and participate in. Unfortunately I was already signed up for another 5K the same day as a local one I wanted to race in. Then there were a few races that actually took place on that Wednesday, but I had wanted to attend a 9-11 and Benghazi Memorials instead. Disappointed? Yes… but I simply added it to my “Race To-Do” list for 2014.
That was until later in the month I had the opportunity to run in a Remember 9/11 Virtual Run! Yes the 9/11 date had came and went, but I was excited to know I could still participate. If you aren’t familiar with a virtual race, pretty much you run the race on your own time within the allotted time frame. You then submit your time via the honor system. However I like to send in a screen shot of my time as well.
My medal arrived this past Saturday and I knew I had to get in gear and complete the race, especially since I had the medal in hand! I mean, you have to really earn the medal, right? So Sunday, September 29th, I was able to run the 5K for this race. I decided to run in the memory of United Flight 175 for personal reasons.
As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I’m beginning to feel the stress in my knees again. While I ran this race yesterday, I actually ran another 5K race today (which I will talk about in a later post). Unfortunately after today’s run, I have to say… my shins are burning!! I think I just need a few days of rest/slow walking to give me legs a break. I’ve only just started running again, so maybe doing four 5K races this month was a bit much to start off with.
As I mentioned before, if any of my readers are runners, I would love to hear your suggestions on how I can reduce or prevent any pain. I have been icing and that usually helps. Thank you!
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