Saturday, April 7, 2012

Jamestown Bridge 10k, DNS

DNS!  Did not start!  OK, to be fair, I knew I wasn't participating in the race because of my back, but, now that the day has come and gone, I feel so bummed.

The Jamestown Bridge 10k was the only race I was registered for ahead of time and I was really looking forward to it.  I have been told it was a fun race and a beautiful view and you get jelly beans at the end.  Fun!

I wanted to do this race for the above reasons, but also because my parents are in town and they would of been able to see me cross the finish line.  DH and the kids would all have been there too and I think it would of been a great way to start the day.

Honestly, I was fine until I picked up my number on Thursday.  I would of been 124.  I liked that number. When I picked it up and got my shirt, my mood changed.  I wanted to run and I was mad that I couldn't.  Believe me when I tell you, I thought about it, but I knew I would make my family mad.  I only have three more weeks before I see the doc and I know she will give me the ok to run.  I would of been more angry if I ran today and hurt myself, or couldn't finish because I haven't been training.

PT is going great!  I continue to have more good days then bad and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  I am looking at different training plans for the Nike Women's Half Marathon in October.  I will let you know what I come up with but I would love to know which plans you have followed.

Tuesday, I will be meeting other Rhode Islanders who will also be doing the NWM and I will officially be signing up.  I am really excited about this as it will be a fabulous weekend for am amazing cause.  If anyone reading would like to be part of our team, message me and I will give you the details.

Did you run the Jamestown Bridge race?  How did it go?  Have you ever run the NWM?  I would love to hear details, the good and the bad.  How did you train for the hills?

Ok, well thanks for reading and listening to me vent.  I know there will be other races and I am just grateful that I will be able to run again.

Run strong, think big!


  1. You made the right choice to let your body heal. Now you will be ready for the next one:)

  2. It's always a bummer to miss a race we signed up for... but overall, you sound really positive! As for training plans, I usually piece something together to make it fit what I want. The most important thing is to have a weekly long run, and to gradually increase that long run up to 12 or so miles, with some easy weeks where you cut back mileage. I'd also be careful not to increase overall weekly miles by too much too soon. Maybe 4 days of running, most 3-4 miles, with a weekend longer run. Then you can mix in cross training on other days as well, if you'd like to.

    1. Thanks Laura! Are you including the weekend long run into the 4 days of running or does that count as day 5?

    2. I was including it in four days of running, but if you want to do 5 days with another easy day in there, you could. I've done all my training on 4 days of running and mix in a little cross training which seems to work best for my body as far as injury prevention. But I know many runners who have no problem running more days than that! Since you're coming off an injury, I'd say less is better to ease you back in.
      ps-sorry I didn't see this sooner! I must not have clicked to receive notifications of replies.

    3. Oh thank you! I like this and think it will work well for me. Less is better as I will be doing everything I can to stay injury free.

  3. I am so impressed and inspired that you didn't run. It's so tempting, isn't it? I know the 'hold me back'feeling, you made the right choice.. So glad PT is working!