I did end up running that random 10K race yesterday as I mentioned. It was random because I did not intend on running it. I didn’t sign up (rebel!). The race was really close to my house, and a trainer at my gym suggested I run it, so I did. I didn’t have an “official” time, but my Garmin did the trick.
54:49 for 6.22 miles is an 8:47 pace. At first, I was like, “Cool,” but then later I was much happier and prouder of that time. The race was extremely hilly. We started running the race on a long, steep hill, and we finished running the race on a long, steep hill. The hills were hard, but I powered through til the finish.
Jonny snapped that photo as I crossed the finish line. Itz actually funny because the guy in the red shirt running after me was from Fleet Feet who were the official timers of the race. When he got to me, he said, “What’s your number? I didn’t catch it!” Errr…
No number, buddy, sorry. I don’t plan on making this a habit. Afterall, I like getting my race shirt, number, and medal, but yesterday was truly unplanned, so be it. Big thanks to Jonny for being my number one supporter and always being there at the end for me.
After the race, my hip was bothering me which I wasn’t totally surprised at since I’ve been experiencing a little knee pain lately. Nothing major, just an annoying pain, but I definitely don’t want it to turn into anything more like last October. There were resident chiropractors on site, so I gave them a visit.
I really liked him because he thoroughly explained what he was doing, why, and how everything is connected and affects each other in your body. I can’t decide if I should make an appointment to follow-up. The first visit is $75, and each adjustment thereafter is $25. Not a bad deal, but at the same time, it is with a resident (nothing against residents, they’re just not fully certified yet). I may see how my knee/hip feels after this week before making a decision. In the meantime, there will be lots of icing, stretching, and foam rolling.
Have you ever randomly jumped in a race before? What do you do if you experience knee/hip pain? Do you visit a chiropractor regularly?