Week 5: Portland Half – Nursing the Injury

Plan for this week:

Mon:   Run 4 miles

Tues:  Strength Training

Wed:  Tempo Run – 3.75miles

Thu: Cross Training

Fri:  Rest

Sat: Run 8 Miles

Sun: Rest

The knee pain that I’ve been feeling, turn out to be bigger than what I thought.   After doing my Monday run, it actually felt worst and my running coach was very concerned.   He told me to take Tues off and give it a rest, which I did.   After my Wed run – I was barely able to put pressure on it.   I iced it and stretched quite a bit, but it didn’t feel any better.   I took another rest on Thursday and Friday and only run 4 miles on Saturday.    I made an appointment to see Physical Therapy for next week since I want to make sure to nip this in the butt.

I was frustrated.  For those who knows me, patience is not one of my strongest suit.   I was antsy and very frustrated with the fact that I wasn’t able to keep up with my training plan.   My running coach assured me that I would be okay and he was confidence that I would be just fine even though I miss a few runs.   It’s another learning experience.    My body was trying to communicate with me, and I need to listen to it.

How it went down:


I went to Snoqualmie Valley Trail and ran for 4 miles.   I felt okay during it, but my knee started to hurt about half way through.  I managed to finish it, but it wasn’t all too pleasant the second half of it.


Rest.  Coach order


Tempo Run.  I went to Sculpture Park by Seattle Waterfront and did the whole 3.75 miles.   I ran for 12 minutes (a mile) and did interval of 6 minutes pace-up, and 1 minutes pace-down.   I did that interval three times and follow by another 12 minutes ran.   Total 45 minutes (3.75 miles).   The interval was HARD and I felt like my heart about to jump out of my chest!


Rest.  Coach order


Rest.  Coach order


My running coach change my training plan to only run for 4 miles.   I laced up my shoes and went to the neighborhood trail.   I know it’s out there, but never tried one before.   It was interesting trail and boy, it was a LOT of hills.   My calves felt like rock when I was done!  I did good the entire 4 miles, even with the pain in my knee




Wow.  I am speechless.   Well, sorta.   I finally sent out my fundraising email out and the respond is completely amazing.   I raised $1,850.00 in a day!!!  A huge shout out to people in SQL Community!  I am so proud to be part of this community.  It’s full with amazing, generous person with a big heart.     You are helping Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, help ME.    Your funds are being used for funding a research to MY future medicine, patient support (ME) and all other wonderful things that this organization does.   From the bottom of my heart, thank YOU for your generosity.   You know who you are.    To participate on this great cause, visit http://tinyurl.com/HelpYanni


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