Tuesday, December 9, 2014

NYC Half Marathon Lottery and Primal Sport Mud

Last month, I threw my name in for the NYC Half Marathon lottery. I'm nowhere near fast enough for a guaranteed entry, so running with a charity or the lottery are my only options. Since I don't really have time to be fundraising for a charity while I change careers and move, for this year, the lottery was my only option.

The drawing was today, and I went back and forth about whether I wanted to get in or not. I didn't really want to spend $128, but it would be a really fun race. If I ran the NYC Half, then I wouldn't run the Sleepy Hollow Half again - they're a week apart, and I'm not quite that crazy yet.

I finally got the email a little before 7pm - my name didn't get picked.

I'm torn between the "Boo! I never win anything!" feeling and being completely ok with it. It's not a race I've been dreaming about for years or anything like that, and this way I'll be able to run the Sleepy Hollow Half with my Saturday morning crew.

My ankle was a little tight this morning.

Ok, it kind of hurt. I've been careful with it today, lots of ankle rotations.

Naturally, as a runner, I had to see if it hurt when I ran (we're smart like that). It didn't. I ran a rather pleasant 3.5 miles at an 8:29 pace.

And then I iced my ankle.

Then I remembered this Primal Sport Mud that I got in a RunnerBox a couple of months ago. It seemed as good a time as any to give it a try.

The directions say to put on a layer of mud, cover it with plastic wrap, and keep warm/heat for 20 minutes before you rinse it off.

Fortunately, I found my awesome corn-filled heat pad the other day. Perfect timing.

My ankle does feel more relaxed now, though that could just be from the heating pad. I guess we'll see how it feels after a few days of mudding.

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  1. Replies
    1. I've never heard of that, I'll have to check it out! Thanks! :)

  2. That sounds like an interesting product! Hope your ankle feels better!

    1. Right? It seems really weird, but hey, we'll see if it works! :) Thanks!

  3. Oh no! Sorry you have a sore ankle. :( I have tons of KT tape samples leftover from the race I organize. Let me know if you want me to send you some! I have a sore knee and I ran on that tonight too. Because I'm also smart. LOL

    1. I'll trade you some KT tape for some peanut brittle! :)

      Why are runners so smart? ;)

    2. Oh geez, I'm just getting back to this. Do you still want me to send some? If so email me janscott1975@gmail.com. I'm not always good about remembering to check older blog posts for things I've commented on! :)


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