It's been awhile since I posted anything on the marathon I'm running so I thought I'd take some time to update everyone. About 3 weeks ago, I went out for a normal mid week run. Nothing too crazy but about halfway through, I started to feel a little stinging pain on the outside of my knee. Aches and pains are a normal part of running and I just finished a 7+ mile run a couple days before so I thought this was nothing unusual. After about 15 minutes after I first felt pain it got a little bit more unbearable. Pretty soon, I was unable to walk, let alone run. I had to limp the final 2 miles back to my apartment. After I talked to my chiropractor and my running coach, I had what's known as IT Band Syndrome. It's a pretty common running injury so after some RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) and some proper running shoes (I had no idea how important this is), I'm back to distances I was running before the injury. I'm looking to joining the rest of Team in Training this Saturday for a scheduled 14 mile run.
I'm now less than $1000 away from my fundraising goal and I'm thankful for all who have donated so far. After the initial round of donations, I hit a bit of a wall but a bunch of you donated in the past couple of weeks and I thank you for getting me motivated again. I've got a little over a month to make my goal and I'm working with a fellow TNT participant to organize a fundraiser that will hopefully put us over our goals. Please stay tuned for that.
It's the final home stretch for my training and fundraising. If you haven't checked out my fundraising page, take a look at the progress I've made and all the people who have donated. I hope to see you all at the finish line on June 6th.