Thursday, October 23, 2008

Non-running running happenings

I haven't done much running in the last few weeks due to my knee. I'm not sure what's wrong, but I'm playing it on the safe side, and I'm starting to get that itch to get back out there. Even though I'm not doing a whole lot of running, I am still doing running related stuff. So, here's what I've been up to.

The cross country season is almost over. Our last meet is on Tuesday. It has been fun for me and for most of the kids, but I think we'll all be glad when the season is over. This season has had different challenges than last year. I had a lot more kids turn out, but a lot of the kids weren't really into it. I don't know how many times I heard "I don't feel like running today." That's a little frustrating, especially coming from some of the faster kids on the team. But for the most part I have enjoyed coaching again.

I got my Stick in the mail on Monday (thanks, Tom!), and I am loving it! I got the Original Body Stick. I have been using it multiple times a day on my legs, shoulders, and back. After every use, my muscles just feel light and energized. I just wish I could go run and see how it's helping. I've been hoping to see some benefit for my knee. We'll see how it goes.

I decided to volunteer at a race this weekend. If I can't run it, I might as well volunteer and get involved somehow, right? I've always wanted to volunteer at a race, so this should be fun. It's the YMCA Half Marathon and 5k at South Mountain, here in Phoenix. I'll be helping with registration and at the finish. I've already talked to Pat, who will be running it, but if anyone else will be there, stop on by the registration table. I'd love to meet some RBFs in real life. I'll post about my experience sometime this weekend.

I'm getting kinda jealous reading all the race reports that my RBFs have been posting the lately. It's a lot of fun reading how your races have gone, but I wish I had my own share of race reports to post. But alas, it is not my time. I'll continue reading, and hopefully get back into running really soon, and have something to report on in the near future. Good luck to everyone racing this weekend!


Marlene said...

I love volunteering! Have fun this weekend.

Vava said...

Hope the knee is 100% and you can train the way you've planned without interruption heading into your marathon! Have fun at the race.

Brianna said...

Volunteering should be fun! I helped out at a Girls on the Run race last winter and it was great. That reminds me that I should sign up to help at another one . . . I think sometimes we get so wrapped up in our own goals that we need reminders (like your post) to step back and support others in reaching theirs. Thanks for helping me refocus!