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Knee Recap


Running isn’t my sport. I accept this. Credit: Josiah Mackenzie

Oh, that title. Get it? Har har. I crack myself up. I really do.

Remember the bum knee that was killing me during my 10K training runs? Well, it was seriously feeling it a couple of weeks ago. So I took a whopping two-week break from running. Actually, my knee felt better after a week. But then my ankle was hurting. And then my foot. No, really. It’s like a rogue pain was jumping around my body, randomly deciding which body part it would infect on any given morning. Getting old is super annoying.

But it would appear that most if not all pain has now subsided! And I’m ready to gingerly up my pace to see if I can run again. In fact, I need to get a couple of weeks of running in because I’ll be doing the 5K at the Merrell Down & Dirty Mud Run at the end of the month. From the looks of it, it’s less of a run and more of a get-dirty obstacle course BLAST, but I figure it’s probably a good idea that I can at least jog it!

So yeah. As the 10K is only a month out at this point, I may not be meeting any of my goals. I won’t be a speed demon. I most likely won’t be running the whole thing. I’ll be lucky if I don’t injure myself on the upcoming obstacle course. But, hey, the training plan is getting me off the couch. And it’s not like I was going for a personal record or anything. When you’re not a runner, you don’t have records to beat!

Be sure to check in on our blogs next week when the whole FBG team discusses their 10K training. I sure hope everyone is doing better than I am. Although I would love to have a slow jog/walking buddy! (Cough, Jenn, cough.)

Anyone done a mud run? How muddy will I really get? —Erin

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