Monday, May 9, 2011

Wounded Warrior 5K!!

So, I'm signed up! On Saturday I'll be running in the Wounded Warrior 5K! It will be my first 5K as an adult, and my first one that I'll actually be running!! (I did one in HS for MS that I walked with my 4H club) I'm so stinkin excited!!!!!

What I'm NOT excited about is that my bone spur has been acting up and causing me to have pain in my Achilles tendon! GRR!! I took some advice from my friend RJ and decided that I was going to try KT Tape. I bought it today. Bright pink! ^.^ Only thing is... they have one application for "heel pain" and another for the "Achilles tendon" and I don't know which one to do! I wouldn't really call it HEEL pain, it IS in my tendon.... I did send them an email asking which application that I should use, but I haven't heard back yet. I'm going to train again on Wednesday and then maybe a light workout on Friday and then off to the race on Saturday! SOOOO EXCITED!!!!

The only other thing that I have to say about the race right now is, if you would like to donate to the Wounded Warriors, you can do so under my name! You go here and type in my name in the participants box Jacque Charwood. You don't have to.. I'm not begging, BUT! If you would like to, here's your opportunity! :-)

My training today? I ran 2.5 miles in just over 30 minutes. Not terrible... but not exactly great either! ;-) I guess I need to build up more endurance and get a lil faster. It will come with time! :-D


The Bug said...

Woo hoo! Proud of you!

Rebecca Jo said...

What do you mean, "not exactly great"? ... that's a fantastic time. That would have you probably at 35 minutes for a 5k!! That's awesome!!!! And with the adrenaline of a race, you'll for sure be around that time!

I'm excited for you!!!!!!!

You know what - just try one of those applications like they have on there for the pain you have. You may find it works... I tried like 3 different knee ways... & actually wear it different on both knees - so its a trial & error thing too.

have you checked them out on Facebook? You can post your question on there too & maybe someone whose used it that way can help you out as well.

(I love the hot pink tape!!!!)


Anna said...

Yay! I am also running that 5K on Saturday! Very Nervous because i have an old lady knee.

Good luck!