Kids Run, Thanksgiving and A Half Marathon

It’s finally here…Thanksgiving weekend AND my half marathon – double bonus weekend!

I am loving this fall weather we are having in Nova Scotia and feeling lucky to be able to enjoy it with my family each weekend.

This weekend, Lilly get’s to run under the lights at Acadia University (400m). Even though she got knocked over fell down last year, she is super pumped to run! You can read about her run last year here.ย She has grown so much since last year!

PicMonkey Collage

Sunday is my half marathon and I’m a little nervous because this happened Tuesday night:

KT Tape and Ice

Actually, I don’t even know what happened. I was planning to run 7k and was on my treadmill when all of a sudden at 4.1km I had this shooting pain up my left knee/thigh. I was shocked as all I was doing was running. I slowed down to a walk and tried to run again but it wouldn’t go away, so I walked until 5k and hit the ice ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Ice, Ice Baby…..that’s my theme this week. Oh and rest/foam roll as much as I can. I bought some KT tape just in case. I even managed to turn off the lights before 10 pm a few nights in a row – I’m pretty sure that habit’s not going to carry over into next week. I’m trying to eat well and hydrate as usual and somehow I’ve managed to live without chocolate for a few days! Impressive, I’d say!

The best part about this weekend is that my husband is home and we will all get to see Lilly run and have Thanksgiving Dinner together and oh, I get to finish my running goal for the year: run my 2nd half marathon!

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian family, friends, bloggers and followers!

Eat lots, get outside, enjoy the fresh air and time with your family and friends!

Good luck to those running at the Valley Harvest Marathon Sunday and other races ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyone running this weekend?

Anyone running Valley Harvest?ย 

Favourite Thankgiving food ?

PS – You can follow me on Instagram for race updates Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚


12 thoughts on “Kids Run, Thanksgiving and A Half Marathon

  1. Tip–ice AND apply heat. Don’t over roll, but do go with overall massage as well. Lacrosse ball at the insertion point of the hurting muscle in to the others. And then just relax, get good sleep, and chin up. Resting it this week should really help. Good luck my dear! Email me if you need anything!

    • I have to admit that all your comments and support is amazing. You truly know the sport of running and have a way with encouragement…thank you for that. I’ve been icing, heating, resting and somehow getting a good amount of sleep the last 3 days. I’m hoping for a little walk/run shake out later today and then it’s party time Sunday morning. I’ve been avoiding foam rolling that area so we’ll see how it goes. Thanks again!

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