Wine & Dine 2013: Runner turned Cheerleader

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Remember a while back when I mentioned that I was training for the Wine &  Dine half marathon? Well. I did. I trained and was faced with setback after setback. I have had a few different injuries during this training that has unfortunately left me as a cheerleader for this race.

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I had been dealing with runners knee on my right side for my last few long runs, so for my last long run of this training I decided to wear a knee brace. This actually turned out to help quite a bit until about mile 8. At that point I had horrible pain in my left knee and my left foot was killing me. I eventually stopped running at mile 9 (a mile short of my goal) and went home. As soon as I stopped running my knees felt okay, but my foot was unbearable. I think that because of my right knee, my left side really took a hit physically. I hobbled around for a few days before going to urgent care for an X-ray. Luckily, I don’t have a stress fracture or anything broken in my foot, but I do have a sprain. I have given my foot the past week to heal, and still have some underlying pain that I just can’t ignore.

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I have been looking forward to this race for so long. It is so frustrating to know that I can’t run the race that I have been training for. After registering for this race and booking flights and hotels so long ago, I am going to go anyway. I will be able to spend some much needed time with Danielle  celebrating our big birthdays (25 & 30!!) and have a great time. I have never been to Florida before, so I am so excited to check out some of the different parks and just have a good time!

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  • http://pugtails.tumblr.com/ Kelly N

    HUGSS!!! <3 Have SO much fun at Disney even though you can't run. I know you will be an awesome cheerleader for Danielle and everyone else running. :)

    • Alicia

      Aww! thank you!! I am so excited for Disney! :)

      • http://pugtails.tumblr.com/ Kelly N

        Do you get to go to Universal and see Harry Potter land, too?!

        • Alicia

          That is the goal!!!! #HP4LIFE

          • http://pugtails.tumblr.com/ Kelly N

            Yay!!

  • Carolyn Behan

    Have a great time girls!!

  • heather_thenheathersaid

    this is me. commenting on your blog. in an effort to convince you to blog during the year 2014. at least once. ;)