Dear Running Gods,
This weekend is the Saskatchewan Half Marathon. My training up to this event has been, let's say, sub par. Are we fighting, Running Gods? Have I done something to offend you? It seems like nothing went right this training period.
First and foremost, the blisters. It seems like every second run brings on newer and bigger blisters on top of older blisters. Yum.
Secondly, the tightness of my hip flexors and my knees. Apparently my hip flexors can flare up on me at any given moment - like during a 5 second run in baseball. And my knees have been feeling like those of a 75 year old woman. FYI, Running Gods, I'm 24.
Lastly, I haven't been running as much as I have in the past few times I've trained for a half. This isn't your fault I guess, Running Gods, but I like my lists to be at least 3 things long. My lungs are never the ones to give out on a long run (it's been my feet FYI I hate them) but still there's that inkling that I haven't run enough.
So basically, Running Gods, please look down on me with mercy this Sunday. I know I'm not going to be the speediest kid on the block, but I would love to not rip half the skin off my feet. Also - I have a wedding to go to the next weekend and it would be super cool if I could wear sandal type shoes and not have children run away in horror at the sight of my feet. But that's just me being vain.
I promise I'll be good next time if you let me come out of this one unscathed. Like I'll legit foam roll and stretch everyday no matter what activity I do. Maybe. If I remember.
PS: If you know the Personal Training Exam Gods, do you mind putting in a good word?