This weekend was overall very productive. Bri and I worked hard re-staining our house. It is a log home so the logs on the exterior need done every few years. It is a long process but we made a big dent this weekend. I also attempted to run a race with my leg still sore from my water skiing split. It was a very slow race for me. I have never seen a 9:XX mile pace in a 5k race...not even 10k or 15k. I found really quick that downhills are not pretty and I have to pull back even more. The pain traveled from the back of my knee all the way up to my Thutt (thigh/butt). At the finish line I made a very tough decision...I am not going to try to race the half marathon on Sept. 23rd. I know I still have time but a 5k hurt I can't imagine 13.1 miles of hills. I know my leg would be worse afterwards even if I got through it.
I know I will have great friends just like Jess while I take yet another injury break from running.