I think it’s working!

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So, last week I ended up running my first long run (10 miles) since Febraury!  All of my tendonitis pain had started after I had run the Austin Half Marathon last February, and so I hadn’t run more than 6 miles at a time since then.  I was glad that I was able to run 10, and was actually feeling okay at work for the rest of the morning and afternoon. (I wore compression socks under my jeans), and I really think that helped prevent pain.  However, when about 5:00pm hit, I started getting a stabbing pain in my hip flexor on my bad leg (which is a new pain I had never experienced before) and it got me worried.  I got home, foam rolled my hip flexor, and iced it before bed.  Luckily the pain went away and I was only just a little achey on Saturday.

Sunday Laura and I had a great ride and run brick.  The day started off beautiful and cool!  I got a staple in my back tire around mile 8 and had to call my husband to turn around and change my flat.  But I paid close attention to what he was doing so that I had an idea of how to do it myself.  That’s always my biggest worry: getting a flat on a race day!  I need to prepare myself!

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After our long ride (about 50 miles) we threw in a short 2 mile run.  My legs felt 100 lbs each and it was getting HOT, but we did it!  The countdown to Longhorn 70.3 is on: 4 weeks and 2 days out!  I’m a little bit nervous about the run, but more excited than anything else.

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Sunday afternoon was spent with family watching the Packers v. 49ers game.  Even though our team isn’t doing so hot, it was so good to spend time with my neice Aubrey!

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I have gone to 3 ultrasound therapy sessions and so far I think it’s working! What I mean is, I have been able to do activity with minimal to no pain since Friday.  I want to believe this is what I need and that my leg is healing.  This has to be it!

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I took a rest day yesterday and went to ultrasound therapy after work.  Felt good all night and got up for an easy 2000m swim this morning.  Hopefully we can keep the healing/training going!

TRI WITH JOY!

Jenna

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