Happy Wednesday, everyone!
I’m happy to say that a few days rest really helped with my knee pain, and I very tentatively returned to running on Monday night with a little 3-miler. It was a beautiful night and I had no knee pain.
I went to the doctor just to be sure that I’d be okay to run the marathon in October, and he said I just had some mild runner’s knee and I’d be fine with some physical therapy.
Which is good…because I have a marathon to run.
Oh, and a half marathon in
The half is far and away my favorite distance: still a long distance to be proud of but a relatively attainable accomplishment that doesn’t take up a huge amount of time to train for.
I’ve also liked running halfsÂ a few weeks before my marathons as sort of a measure of fitness, to see where I am. Or as part of a longer run.
The past two years, I’ve run the Rock ‘n Roll USA Half in D.C. and had a ton of fun. I’ve heard lots of great things about the Philly Half, too. It’s fast and flat. It’s close. I have yet to actually runÂ a race in Philly even though after college I signed up for several 5ks there, went to visit my cousin, and hit the Philly bars instead. Oops.
So I have a score to settle with Philly races.
And a burning desire to take more photos on the Rocky steps.
I’m excited to beÂ working with the RNR folks to help them promote this lovely race in exchange for a free bib.
But wait! I told them that I wanted one of my readers to be able to win a bib, too, and they obliged. So I have ONE BIB up for grabs forÂ a lucky winner who can get themselves to Philadelphia on September 15.
Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite race has been and why OR the race(s) on your bucket listÂ for a chance to win. This giveaway will be open until 12pm EST on Friday August 2.
Oh, also, they are revealing the race t-shirt design today on their Facebook page, if you’re into that kind of thing.