Thursday, May 19, 2011

It's coming!

The city's really starting to buzz with excitement for the upcoming event. There's lots of media coverage and action on Twitter these days. Check out the my #myORW and #runottawa hashtags on Twitter to see all the comments from excited runners.

And the preparations are underway at Ottawa City Hall for Race Weekend. The banners were up when I ran by on Sunday...
And the start line positions are marked on the roadway asphalt. Seeing this made me giddy...
Less than two weeks to go until I'm one runner in the 2nd wave of thousands of runners in the Half Marathon. This will be our view down Laurier Avenue...

I'm hoping the weather will improve, as we've had so much rain already this spring. I just want it to be nice... and I think all Ottawa runners are at the point where they'd like a nice, dry, somewhat warm run. But not too hot, either!

I'm getting nervous and worried, as I've had a good bout of sciatic pain these past couple of days. I really overdid it on my long run on Sunday (oops) and was really upset when I woke up on Monday to my running nemesis: sciatic pain on the outside of the foot. I feel like I'm a walking injury. I need to learn how to train well and NOT overdo it. I've started a two week taper, so I've been busy stretching, applying heat and visiting my physiotherapist. I'm going to try a short run tonight to see how it goes.

2 comments:

Sadie said...

Dear girl. Why do we punish ourselves? I'm the same. I got too excited about being able to run, and I ended up not being able to power walk pain-free anymore.

However, we will succeed. You will rock your half, I will finish the 10K.

Let's do this.

Nanookie said...

I need to learn to hold back. Things are not looking good though.