This has been a horrible week for running! I can't beleive the amount of running I have missed. I could make excuses about it being the start of a school year, I'm tired, or any other number of excuses, but in reality I have been lazy. I went running on Wed. and got to about 1.5 miles and my knee was bothering me, so I walked (or limped) another 1 1/2 miles and called it a day. I don't really know what is up with the knee. It has randomly been shooting pains and causing me to limp around after just walking around. Not sure if I am just walking wierd or what is happening. Since I have been having the knee problems I had to take off Thurs. right?? That is what I thought too...so no running on Thurs. Friday night turned out to be a friend's birthday so by the time I got home there really wasn't enough time for a long run and a shower before heading out to Cheeseburger's in Paradise. So I had to eliminate something and the running was the thing to go. :)
Sat. was going to be my day for a long run. I went shopping with a friend and the knee locked up on me while shopping so I decided to push the 7 mile run until Sunday. That and we decided to go out for Restaurant Week in DC. We ended up going to Laporta's in Old Town Alexandria. A 3 course meal for 38 dollars. I had filet mignon...yummm...it just melted in my mouth. I also had a delicious chocolate mouse cake..my mouth is watering just thinking about it. So chocolatey and yummy. It was a great evening but I was really starting to feel guilty for not running. And eating a bunch of calories and not running. Did I mention not running?
Sunday was the day, I have to get in the 7 miles. Turned out I didn't time the dinner and running correctly so I only ended up running 3 miles. Too much food in the belly. Ugh...
This all means that tonight it is do or die. I have 4 weeks left until my first 1/2 marathon. I haven't had a good running week. I need to run 7 miles..no excuses! So looks like I will be running 7 miles tonight. Wish me luck.