I was supposed to be running the Fire on the Mountain 50K today and enjoying a day in the woods. It didn't happen and I took my first DNS.
My mileage for the week ended up at a whopping 8 miles. Saturday was my final test run. If I felt fine with no pain in my knee, I was going to at least start the race. I called my test run at four miles when the knee was in pain and I could tell I was running with a weird form to compensate for it.
We are now operation do everything in my power to be recovered for the start line of JFK. Surprisingly, I'm fairly OK with this and not too freaked out yet.
I thought I'd be really envious of everyone I knew running the race today and there were a few moments of that, however, overall I enjoyed my lazy day at home. I spent a decent amount of time in the kitchen. If I can't run soon, this is going to be a disaster in the making. Today, it was banana pancakes in the morning, a pot of chili, a batch of potstickers and also picked out all the Reese's Fast Breaks from the Halloween candy and ate those.
The house is clean, laundry is done and I still managed a work out but it certainly was no match for a long run. I think this is what weekends were like before I got sucked into running. The day also felt surprisingly long. Weird, I actually feel like I had a break from work.
But, as nice as it was, time to figure out what I can do to still salvage my attempt at starting and finishing the JFK 50 mile.